Curator Rosemary Harden will offer a special in-depth look at the Fashion Museum’s latest display showcasing the breadth and depth of the wonderful glove collection of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, cared for and housed here in Bath at the Fashion Museum.
Glove Stories opens at the Fashion Museum on 2 March. An exciting new display of one of the best collections of gloves in the world, visitors will see exquisite examples of historical gloves from the past 400 years, many of which have never been on show to the public before. Highlights include beautiful embroidered gauntlet gloves from the 1600s, a curious pair of gloves in a walnut shell from the 1830s and the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage-driving gloves. The exhibition also touches on outer space with a Soviet cosmonaut’s glove and a costume glove from Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back.