In 2013 a number of gloves were loaned to other museums and over 1 million people visited those venues (Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Holburne Museum and National Portrait Gallery).

In 2014 we had gloves on display at the Garden Museum until the end of April and the Queen's Gallery Holyroodhouse until the end of July. We continue to have a pair of gloves on display at The Holburne Museum.

In 2015 as well as the continuing display at The Holburne Museum, gloves were loaned to the National Maritime Museum for an exhibition with the title "Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire Revolution", which were on display from 20 November 2015 to 28 March 2016; 66,613 people in total saw the gloves on display.

The Victoria Art Gallery in Bath showed some of our early 19th Century gloves for their Jane Austen's Bath exhibition, which were on display from 4th July to 4 October 2015.

In 2017 the Fashion Museum Bath continue to present the exhibition “A History of Fashion in 100 Objects”, in which gloves from the Glove Collection Trust are given prominence. In the past 12 months this has been visited by over 93,000 people. The exhibition opened on 19 March 2016 and continues until 1 January 2018. On the 4 February 2017 a new feature exhibition "Lace in Fashion" started and opening the show are two pairs of our gloves from the 1600s, both of which incorporate gold metal through bobbin lace.

We have also approved in principle a loan of gloves to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust but this will not happen before 2017. Shakespeare's Father was a glover.

We have agreed to loan our James 1 gloves to the Strawberry Hill Trust for their exhibition, Strawberry Hill Restored, and they will be on show from 22 June to 30 October 2018.

The historic gloves are also on loan from the Glove Collection Trust to the Fashion Museum in Bath whilst the contemporary gloves are currently at Dents in Warminster for cataloguing and digital photography. Once this has been completed they will be transferred to the Fashion Museum. A selection of gloves from the Glove Collection Trust are always on display in Bath and other gloves in the collection can be viewed by appointment.


Waddesdon Manor
Contact - Deborah Moore, Dents, Furnax Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8PE
dmoore@dents.co.uk www.dents.co.uk

Fashion Museum

Fashion MuseumRosemary Harden. Fashion Museum Manager, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Assembly Rooms,
Bennett Street, Bath. BA1 2QH.


The Catalogue is under Copyright (C) 2012, The Glove Collection Trust.