Help our Young Ambassadors to decide which wedding dress to display at The Silk Museum -

As part of the Silk and the Jacquard Legacy project, our Young Ambassadors are creating and curating a mini-exhibition in honour of the Royal Wedding, using objects and photographs from our collection, opening on Monday 13 May. This experience is enabling them to learn how to use our collections database, handle objects, pad and mount textiles for display – key skills in museum work.

They decided unanimously to display a 1960s wedding gown made of silk produced by Cartwright and Sheldon at Paradise Mill, and have selected three other dresses from different decades in the 20th century to go to a public vote, shown below. Left to right: 1920s, 1930s, and 1970s.

Wedding Dresses

Vote for your favourite here, and our Young Ambassadors will mount the most popular gown and add it to the exhibition.

The exhibition opens at The Silk Museum on Monday 14 May, and will also feature images from our collection – if you would like to send in photographs from your special day or a family wedding to [email protected] we will include them in the display.

The dress with the most votes will be announced on the Royal Wedding Day, Saturday 19 May, then go on display on Monday 21.

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