Freddie Mercury cape replica to feature at Salisbury Museum

Freddie Mercury cape replica to feature at Salisbury Museum

By fijivillage
Friday 16/02/2024
The miniature mannequin designed by Dame Zandra Rhodes is a replica of the cape worn by Queen singer Freddie Mercury

The replica, designed by British fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes, will go on display at Salisbury Museum.

It is part of an exhibition called Fashioning our World which features items that have been repurposed.

TV personality Patrick Grant will officially open the event at the launch on 10 February.

The exhibition will feature items from the past which tell "powerful" stories of sustainability.

Alongside a selection of clothes and accessories that have been repurposed, mended and loved, the exhibition will showcase work by well-known and emerging fashion designers, sustainability experts and students displayed on a series of miniature mannequins.

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Miniature Mannequin by Orsola de Castro

The exhibition was co-curated with young people who helped choose the objects on display, plan the themes and design the information panels.

Altogether, the Salisbury Museum fashion collection contains over 3,500 items dating from the last 300 years.

The Fashioning Our World project aims to inspire other heritage organisations to work in a similar way with their fashion collections.

"It has been amazing to work with the young people on this exhibition," said Katy England, project manager of Fashioning Our World.

"We have discovered so many stories of sustainability in the collection, we can't wait for people to be able to see them."

The project was funded by a £87,828 grant awarded from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections fund - delivered by the Museums Fund. It was also supported by Wessex Museums.

Source: BBC

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