American Museum - Jazz Age

American Museum - Jazz Age

Saturday 19 August 2017

Join WECS for a get-yourself-there visit to the American Museum in Bath. This year’s special exhibition comes directly from The Fashion & Textiles Museum in London with over 100 fashionable objects from the 1920s, including flapper dresses, couture and ready-to-wear.

Photographs by James Abbey document the stars of the period and his connection with Beatrice Pratt, mother of one of the museum’s founders, enables the museum to show photographs from its own archive of Beatrice following the period’s trends.

As well as the exhibition ‘1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs’ we will have a conducted tour of the museum focusing on the textile collection and there is a Textile Fair from 11.00-17.00 in the stables. The museum grounds are also well worth exploring and lunch in the orangery, or bring a picnic if the weather is good, should make a perfect day out.

There is free car parking. There is no shuttle bus until after 11.00 but the No18 University buses from the Abbey run regularly and will drop you at the top of the road followed by a half-mile walk.

The report on this event is included in the Autumn 2017 issue of WECS Wardrobe.

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