Short Course: Well Heeled (Boots and Shoes)

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Saturday, 12 October 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Saturday 12 October
1.30 – 4.30pm

Explore RAMM’s collection of footwear in this half day course.

Shoes that have been worn often retain a very distinctive imprint of the wearer. From straights and flats to stiletto heels, we will take a look at how boots and shoes were made, sold and advertised in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, discover some intriguing stories about shoes and their owners, and have a chance to examine footwear from the collections up close. Find out how to identify materials and date fashionable shoes in this afternoon workshop.

Course Tutor: Shelley Tobin

Shelley Tobin has worked in the museum and heritage sector for over 25 years, specialising in textiles and dress as a curator, author and dress historian. Shelley is currently the curator for RAMM’s extensive costume and textile collection and she is also a National Trust costume curator at Killerton.