Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham – Lecture starts at 11.00 a.m. Reception from 10.30am.
In both academic and popular discussions, it has been presumed that those associated with the Pre-Raphaelite circle often went about publicly in unconventional clothing that expressed their Bohemian lifestyle. This talk will offer discussion of so-called ‘Pre-Raphaelite Dress’ to dispel myths and gain a clearer understanding of how and when this group flouted sartorial convention – if they did at all.
Dr Robyne Erica Calvert is a Mackintosh Research Fellow at the Glasgow School of Art, coordinating and developing research efforts relating to the reconstruction of the famous Mackintosh building after the 2014 fire. She is also a visiting lecturer in art and design history at the University is Glasgow. She received a Pasold Fund PhD bursary for her thesis Fashioning the Artist: Artistic Dress in Victorian Britain, 1848-1900 (University of Glasgow, 2012), which she is currently editing for publication. Previous to this, she was a museum professional in the United States, as well as an art educator.
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