By Royal Appointment - Walk and Talk

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Thursday, 13 February 2020
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Join RAMM’s Assistant Curator Shelley Tobin on this fascinating walk and talk of the By Royal Appointment exhibition that explores and celebrates Devon’s lace industry through the eyes of Devon lace-makers past and present, including those who made lace for the royal family.

This new exhibition unravels the threads of some previously untold stories, revealing the beauty and technical skill of Devon lace and the history of the people who wore it. A replica of Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and lace, worn by actress Jenna Coleman in the ITV production ‘Victoria’, features in the exhibition. Portraits and photographs of the Queen on loan from the Royal Collection Trust show Victoria’s great affection for her Devon-made lace which she re-wore on many subsequent occasions, including her Jubilee in 1887.