Glove Stories | Events at The Fashion Museum
Image: Selection of brightly coloured suede leather gloves, by self-taught glove maker Mrs Anne Kershaw, 1950s Image: Selection of brightly coloured suede leather gloves, by self-taught glove maker Mrs Anne Kershaw, 1950s Show image info

Selection of brightly coloured suede leather gloves, by self-taught glove maker Mrs Anne Kershaw, 1950s

Glove Stories

One of the best collections of gloves in the world will go on display at the Fashion Museum this spring. Woven throughout A History of Fashion in 100 Objects, Glove Stories will showcase the breadth and depth of The Glove Collection of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, cared for and housed at the Fashion Museum.

Visitors will see exquisite examples of historical gloves from the past 400 years, many of which have never been displayed 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 the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back.

Glove Stories Twilight Talk

Curator Rosemary Harden will offer a special, in-depth look at the Museum’s latest display showcasing the breadth and depth of the wonderful Glove Collection Trust Collection, established by the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London and housed at the Fashion Museum. The talk will take place on 21 March from 6.15pm–7.15pm. Tickets £10 adult/£8 student, includes a glass of wine. Tickets available from Bath Box Office.