Hear from some of our volunteers about their latest project, helping with the You Wear It Well exhibition and why they want to be a volunteer!
What is the current exhibition you are working on about?
The costume exhibition is called ‘You Wear it Well’. It tells the story of the museum’s costume collection and how we care for it.
Which has been your favourite costume you’ve worked on so far and why?
The 1914 wedding dress, it has swing to its structure and style.
What are you working on at the moment and going to work on next?
I have been working on condition checking and preparing for the exhibition. I have also been steaming the costume ready for photography and display. The next steps will including searching for ephemera related to the exhibition.
Why have you chosen to volunteer at Epping Forest District Museum?
I have an interest in history and museums in general. Also, a local resident in Waltham Abbey.