The Fashion Gallery

Culture & Heritage, Events & Festivals, Family, Galleries & Museums : Halifax

The Fashion Gallery
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Starting 4th May 2019 See all Dates for this event

Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day.

Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country. There are 17,000 objects, collected from all over the world. The collection began when the museum first opened in 1887. It represents the influence of world textiles on local production as well as how local textiles have been exported around and influenced the world.

The collection includes significant objects from Ancient Egypt, The Balkans, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. A range of English embroidery, samplers, costume, court dress, military uniforms, pattern books from West Yorkshire manufacturers and the design archive of Crossley’s Carpets. It represents not just textiles but textile production from spindles to spinning wheels, cards, combs and looms.

The new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used.

Opening 4th May 2019 this new gallery will replace the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events.

FREE admission.


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Call 01422 352334 or visit museums.calderdale.gov.ukvisitbankfield-museum
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4th May 2019 onwards
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Short Description Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country. There are 17,000 objects, collected from all over the world. The collection began when the museum first opened in 1887. It represents the influence of world textiles on local production as well as how local textiles have been exported around and influenced the world. The collection includes significant objects from Ancient Egypt, The Balkans, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. A range of English embroidery, samplers, costume, court dress, military uniforms, pattern books from West Yorkshire manufacturers and the design archive of Crossley’s Carpets. It represents not just textiles but textile production from spindles to spinning wheels, cards, combs and looms. The new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used. Opening 4th May 2019 this new gallery will replace the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events. FREE admission.
Type Culture & Heritage, Events & Festivals, Family, Galleries & Museums
Location Halifax
Event Date 4 May 2019
Event End Date 31 Dec 2019
Event Dates 4th May 2019 onwards
Address Bankfield Museum Akroyd Park Boothtown Rd Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 6HG
Phone Number 01422 352334
Web Address museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/bankfield-museum
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The Fashion Gallery

Bankfield Museum Akroyd Park Boothtown Rd Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 6HG

Accessibility

To ensure we offer impartial advice we have provided a link to  ‘Euan’s Guidewhere you'll find detailed access information to many venues across Calderdale and the UK: accommodation, attractions, shops, pubs, restaurants and more.  

VisitEngland lead training provider and contributor in accessible tourism, Visits Unlimited is a Calderdale-based national operator offering a range of accessibility-related services across the UK and abroad.  Visits Unlimited support businesses in not only meeting legal obligations stated within the UK Equality Act 2010 but in exceeding customer service expectations for all customers including those with specific needs.  Services provided include accredited hospitality training and disability awareness training, access auditing, mystery shopping and strategic accessibility planning. 

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