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Gently Does It. Revealing the Alan Hunter Archive

The Archive of Alan Hunter (1922-2005) was generously gifted to UEA by his daughter Helen in 2015. Hunter was the author of a series of crime novels featuring Inspector George Gently. 1,108 more words


The Replacement Dress

The Up Cloche exhibition has been up since January and, in addition to many amazing hats, contains a few dresses from our collection. Recently, we became concerned about the condition of one. 454 more words

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The Suit with a Lot to Say

The garments in our collection range from the early 19th up through the 20th century.  The majority of the earlier pieces have no label or any other written information on them.  649 more words

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The Dress With Many Lives

Fashion collections tend to have a disproportionately high number of garments intended for parties or other formal events.  We all love to swoon over a luxurious velvet or silk garment.  480 more words

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Swept Under the Carpet? Servants in London Households 1600-2000

Opening this month at the Geffrye Museum of the Home is an exhibition which features visually stimulating items from the Pritchard Papers (UEA Archives). Our contribution focuses on the serviced Lawn Road Flats (Hampstead Heath), designed by Wells Coates and opened in 1934. 237 more words

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EU Referendum - 5 June 1975

Britain joined the Economic Community in 1973. After renegotiating its entry terms a referendum was held in 1975 when 2:1 voted to stay in. Over 40 years later the debate goes on. 166 more words

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Findings, fun facts, and fly specks: Results from the paintings survey!

Guest Blogger: Stephanie Hufford

Hey everyone! I’m back one last time to talk about the final results of our survey of the UMFA’s European paintings collection. 891 more words