A Year On Placement at the V&A

On the 9th November 2017 I started a three-month placement in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Theatre and Performance department. A whole year has now passed and I’m still working at the museum! I enjoyed the experience so much that I applied to have the placement extended. I’ll be working at the V&A a few…

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Year 2: How’s the PhD going?

It seems I’m already halfway through my PhD. I’m not quite sure how that’s come around so soon… Year 2 has been a busy one so far. Things have really started to get going on the research front, and I’ve thrown myself into all sorts of different side projects as the months have gone by…

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Adventures at The School of Historical Dress: Part 2

I recently attended my second short course at The School of Historical Dress. Having spent a weekend back in October learning all about the history of tailoring (read all about the experience here), my goal for this second course was to find out more about the various fabrics that have been used for tailoring and…

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Adventures at The School of Historical Dress: Part 1

The second year of my PhD has kicked off in style. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a short course at The School of Historical Dress in London. The School of Historical Dress was founded by Jenny Tiramani (formerly Director of Theatre Design at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 1997-2005), Santina Levey, and Vanessa Hopkins in…

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