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Talk: Material Memories: Victorian Mourning Jewellery
Thu, 27 Oct 2016, 19:30
by Dr Natasha Awais-Dean
Through their physical proximity to the body, jewelled goods are highly personal objects. Jewellery has the power to create strong memories, either through its materiality or in invocations implied through inscriptions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Victorian mourning jewellery.
In this talk, Natasha Awais-Dean illustrates the art of mourning jewellery in this period and explores its sentiment and significance to the people who wore it.
Doors open at 7.00pm