I’m Hannah, Assistant Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Museum. I am here for three years as part of a funded programme by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. I have a background in the History of Art and History of Dress, having studied at The Courtauld Institute of Art. My specialism resides in interwar dress and I have a particular interest in French fashion designers from the 1930s.
I’ve joined the team at The Bowes Museum to work behind the scenes on the fashion and textiles store and fashion gallery re-display for 2018. I will work alongside the Curator of Fashion and Textiles, Joanna Hashagen, and Textile Conservator, Katy Smith. We are currently in the exciting process of selecting items for the gallery re-display.
I will soon be writing a feature on the blog called Object of the Month, showcasing items from the fashion and textile store, highlighting the stories behind our fantastic collection, so watch this space!
Currently on display in the Fashion and Textile Gallery are works from Northumbria University’s BA Hons Fashion and Marketing students. Their work is inspired by the First World War, in honour of the centenary. I have also selected pieces from our own collection of the period to coincide with Northumbria University’s show.
Birds of Paradise will be our next exhibition in the Fashion Gallery, opening on 25th October 2014.
By Hannah Jackson, Assistant Curator (Fashion and Textiles)