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TTOT162 Forensic Fashion: Investigating Old Clothes from the Rag Trade to the Lab

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Wed 27 Mar 2024
7:00pm-8:30pm (UK)
Online via Zoom
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What can the clothes of the dead teach us about the lives of the living? Dress historian, curator and forensic garment analyst Amber Butchart has spent two decades investigating old clothes and their stories, from working as the buyer for an international vintage clothing company, to broadcasting for the BBC and most recently, working with Crime Scene Investigators as a consultant in forensic garment analysis.

In this intriguing illustrated talk, Amber considers the power of old clothes in storytelling across literature and myth, the history of second-hand style, and the potential of fashion as a tool for forensic science.

About this Online Talk

This event is a live online talk at the given date and time.  You will need access to a suitable computer (with audio/video), tablet or smartphone device. Please note that after booking, you will receive your personalised Zoom invite via email one or two days before each event. 

Attendees Outside the UK

This Talk will run from 7pm to 8:30pm (19:00 to 20:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Supporting the RSN

The minimum requested donation for this talk is £7.50 per person, but you may donate a higher value of your choosing if you wish. Please note that Gift Aid is only applicable for donations over £7.50. As a charity, we are very grateful for any support you can give us to put towards the RSN's essential costs. Thank you.

For details on further RSN events, please visit our Online Talks page. 

 

What can the clothes of the dead teach us about the lives of the living? Dress historian, curator and forensic garment analyst Amber Butchart has spent two decades investigating old clothes and their stories, from working as the buyer for an international vintage clothing company, to broadcasting for the BBC and most recently, working with Crime Scene Investigators as a consultant in forensic garment analysis.

In this intriguing illustrated talk, Amber considers the power of old clothes in storytelling across literature and myth, the history of second-hand style, and the potential of fashion as a tool for forensic science.

About this Online Talk

This event is a live online talk at the given date and time.  You will need access to a suitable computer (with audio/video), tablet or smartphone device. Please note that after booking, you will receive your personalised Zoom invite via email one or two days before each event. 

Attendees Outside the UK

This Talk will run from 7pm to 8:30pm (19:00 to 20:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Supporting the RSN

The minimum requested donation for this talk is £7.50 per person, but you may donate a higher value of your choosing if you wish. Please note that Gift Aid is only applicable for donations over £7.50. As a charity, we are very grateful for any support you can give us to put towards the RSN’s essential costs. Thank you.

For details on further RSN events, please visit our Online Talks page. 

 

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Minimum Price: £7.50

SKU: TTOT162 Category: Tags: , , , ,