Make Do and Mend at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery


Last week Curators at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery began preparing for a Community Engagement project involving Birmingham City University fashion design students and members of the Birmingham Air Raid Remembrance Association.


The students will design and make an outfit inspired by war-time austerity and ‘make do and mend.’  One outfit will be selected to feature in the new HLF-funded Birmingham History Galleries’ ‘Birmingham at War’ display opening in autumn 2012.  

Updates will be posted throughout the duration of the project; our next update will be from volunteer Kim Lane to be posted shortly.



Child’s dress made from parachute silk.

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