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Reconstruction – Theory and Practice

The Costume Society autumn study day 2017

Gold silk corset with a lace trim
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Delivered by The Costume Society, and hosted by Nottingham Trent University this event gives an insight into a variety of ways that the study, creation and replication of historic garments can enhance not only the re-construction of extant garments, but the inspiration for new and innovative design.

  • From: Saturday 21 October 2017, 10 am
  • To: Saturday 21 October 2017, 4 pm
  • Registration: 10 am - 10.40 am
  • Location: Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Cost: Fees apply, see details below
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Event details

The event will explore reconstruction of historical dress and its practical application, in supporting authentic dress with modern application in museums, education and historical re-enactment and theatre.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Jenny Tiramani, British costume, stage and production designer
  • Janet Wood, costume conservator and consultant

To view the full programme please visit The Costume Society website.

During the afternoon there will be the opportunity for close-up study and one to one discussion of the historic garments, including a selection of corsets from the world famous Symington Collection, all made available from the archives of the Leicestershire County Council Fashion Collections. The sessions will enable delegates to study and photograph the inner construction of period costume, aspects that cannot be seen when the garments are mounted and on display.

Reserve your place

This one-day study event is open to NTU staff and students, and the general public. Booking is available via The Costume Society website at the following prices:

  • Member: £30.00
  • Non-Member: £40.00
  • Student Member: £5.00
  • Non-Member Student: £10.00

Visit The Costume Society website to reserve your place.


For all enquiries please contact Sarah Nichols, Collections Engagement Officer at Leicestershire County Council either via email or call +44(0) 116 305 3720

Location details


Newton building


Goldsmith Street


Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors traveling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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