Introducing the Costume Society’s Newest Ambassador

11 July 2017

Please welcome Hannah Vickers to the team.

HANNAH VICKERS

About me:

I am a textile conservator currently based in Lincoln. At the moment I am working on the conservation of a set of seventeenth-century tapestries at Doddington Hall, which had been nailed to the walls for over 250 years. I graduated from Glasgow University last year with an MPhil in Textile Conservation, and have worked on a diverse range of objects, including conserving a rare 12 th century Buddhist embroidery at the British Museum, a bloodstained military jacket from Dumfries Museum, and mounting a silver-gilt prince’s jacket for display in the V&A Fabric of India exhibition.

I signed up to become an ambassador for The Costume Society to learn more about historical costume myself; I confess, I can’t always pin a dress to a decade, but am a big fan of 'Frock Flicks' (a website devoted to reviewing historical costume in TV and film) and know that stretch velvet is NOT historically accurate! As a textile conservator I often have the privilege of seeing historical clothing up close. I’d like to share my insight as a conservator and interest in the social history of clothing with readers of the Costume Society blog.

Assessing a Military Jacket from Dumfries Museum © University of Glasgow, 2016

Assessing a Military Jacket from Dumfries Museum © University of Glasgow, 2016

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