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Women's fashion accessories 1750 to 1950

13 February to 14 April 2012

Items from the costume and textile collection of Dorset County Museum showcase the history of women's fashion in shoes, bags, gloves, fans, hats and parasols.

Many iconic artefacts are included. They are much loved and well used individual objects, used and worn by real people. By including personal stories, the rich social historical significance of these objects can be highlighted. Only by illustrating the connection between object and wearer can their true value be revealed.