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Interview: Oriole Cullen on Bonnets

published on 13 November 2014

Oriole Cullen, curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion, explains the history of the bonnet to Lou Stoppard at the V&A's Clothworkers' Centre.

Oriole Cullen, curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion, explains the history of the bonnet to Lou Stoppard at the V&A's Clothworkers' Centre.

Housing over 104,000 objects, the Clothworkers' Centre aims to bring the V&A's reserve collections of textiles and fashion to the widest possible audience. Researchers, students and enthusiasts are encouraged to study and research the collections, with a spacious new public study room, staff and reference books available for consultation. Entry is free, and individual and group appointments must be booked in advance to enable the Museum to ensure that requested objects and the appropriate space to study them are available. Public tours of the Clothworkers’ Centre take place on the last Friday of every month.

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