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5808232Fashioning Peace: Life And Liberty After The Great War
DateSaturday 2nd March 2019 to Tuesday 31st December 2019
DescriptionFashioning Peace: Life and Liberty after the Great War opens at Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle on Saturday 2 March and runs throughout 2019. Part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred programme this new exhibition explores how the changes brought about through the Great War were reflected in clothing and fashion from 1918 through to the roaring twenties. The Great War changed everything. From science and medicine to art and culture to the very core of society and its values, its effects were far reaching and dramatic. The exhibition starts with stories of scientific, medical and cultural changes brought about by the war - including a wonderful model of an aeroplane and an unsettling gas mask - before moving on to displays of costume which may seem an unlikely conduit for demonstrating change, but in fact exemplify social, economic and technological advances in a succinct and beautifully visual way. The struggle for women's suffrage began long before the Great War, but it was the valiant efforts of the women and girls during the conflict that is widely regarded as being the catalyst for women gaining the right to vote in 1918. Echoing these developments, the restrictive crinoline and bustle, tailored seams and intricate boning of female costume pre-war period disappeared forever. A typical 1920s dress had minimal shaping, no tailoring and hems at knee level: fashions for women were unlike anything that had gone before. It was a revolution in dress and paved the way for the modern age.
Time(s)From Mar 2, Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm, ends Dec 31
LocationWorcestershire County Museum and Hartlebury Castle State Rooms
Price£9, concs £8, child £5, family £25
Telephone No. 01299250416
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Worcestershire County Museum and Hartlebury Castle State Rooms
AddressStourport Road
Nr Kidderminster
DY11 7XZ
Telephone No.01299 250410
01299 250416
Opening timesExtended opening hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday to Friday and 11:00am- 5:00pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays.

(Please note that the Museum is closed on Mondays if it's not a Bank Holiday)
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