A few weeks ago the improvements to the documentation of hats at the Museums Resource Centre began. Twenty Five hats were moved into the textile store photographed from specific angles and measured. All information has now been added to the modes database.
The movement of the hats has sparked the imagination of staff and volunteers a like, “What was that hat worn for?” they ask, “I wonder who would have worn that” and then the conversation progressed “I used to wear hats all the time I don’t do that anymore, I should start wearing a hat again” Lots of sighing and excitement has been generated, bodes well for the future exhibitions.
This week the rest of the hats arrived inside the Textile Store.