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Gentleman Jack and 19th Century Sleeves

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Vanessa Jones gives context to the costumes featured in the new BBC One drama, Gentleman Jack.
a page of a photograph album featuring a black and white photograph of a young boy dressed all in black with a gnarly cape, sitting with folded arms.

The Children of the 1891 Fancy Dress Ball: Wilfred Nicholson

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The second in our 1891 Fancy Dress Ball series, this time on the life of Wilfred Nicholson who attended dressed as Mephistopheles.
inspired by Nepal

Inspired by Nepal

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Uncover the adventures of Curator Antonia Lovelace as she embarks on a field trip to Nepal, to add to our extensive World Cultures collection.
Rosetta and Michael on their wedding day. Rosetta holds a bouquet of flowers, wearing a two-piece suit and skirt with white shoes and pearls. Michael has glasses, and wears a suit and thick rimmed glasses.

Fashionable Yorkshire: Rosetta Rowley’s Story

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“Rosetta grew up in Bradford and lived through the Second World War and its aftermath. She was part of a working-class family. Her clothes are simple yet stylish"
Fashionable Yorkshire

Fashionable Yorkshire: Preparing the Mannequins

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Ahead of its opening in 2 weeks, Costume and Textiles intern Kay Eggleston gives us a behind the scenes look at preparing for the Fashionable Yorkshire exhibition!

Workshops

A young girl is dressed in traditional Tudor costume including head wear and a ruff

Virtual Classroom: Dress to Impress

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Virtual classroom workshop focussing on Tudor history through costume and the collections of Temple Newsam House, making contrasts between life then and now.