Monday, January 09, 2012

Decluttering (and thinking about underwear)

I'm endeavouring to do some major streamlining of all our 'stuff' at the moment, particularly in my craft/sewing room and in our garage (oh, and what a lot of clutter there is!). I'll be very happy to give away spare items that others might find useful (such as fabric, craft supplies etc.) as I sort and organise each space, so stay tuned - I'll post details here soon ...

In the meantime, I wonder if anyone has some helpful suggestions for what I might do with my little collection of Victorian/Edwardian underwear?


I think they're lovely pieces, especially as I know a little about the ladies and gentleman who wore them, but I really don't feel that I'm doing them any justice by keeping them in a box at home. I thought that there might be a local textile museum or heritage society that may be interested in taking and conserving them, but I can't seem to find a relevant institution. I've submitted an online query with Museums Victoria, in the hope that they might point me in the right direction (or even add them to their collection of artifacts from Melbourne in the 1800s!) but as yet have not received a reply ....

Any thoughts, my friends?

2 comments:

Elizabeth. said...

Narryna in Hobart (owned by TMAG) has a good collection of clothing, especially underwear - they might be possibly interested?

http://www.narryna.com.au/

Sam Dix is the manager, he's the one to contact!

Juddie said...

Thank you Elizabeth! I'll follow that up, and it's made me think about a few historical homesteads in Melbourne too ...

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