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 2016 the Fashion Museum Bath are presenting the exhibition “A History of Fashion in 100 Objects”, in which gloves from the Glove Collection Trust are given prominence. The exhibition opened on 19 March 2016 and continues until 1 January 2018.
The display at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire for their 2016 season is entitled The Right Gloves for the Occasion, referring to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s Saturday-to-Monday house parties. They feature several pairs of our ladies, mens and girls Day and Evening gloves together with a sterling silver glove stretcher.
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 1 November 2017.
The historic gloves are also on loan from the Glove Collection Trust to the Fashion Museum in Bath and the contemporary gloves to the National Trust at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. A selection of gloves from the Glove Collection Trust is always on display at both venues and other gloves in the collections can be viewed by appointment in both host venues.
Contact either Pippa Shirley or Colette Warbrick
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Rosemary Harden. Fashion Museum Manager, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath. BA1 2QH.