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The Imperial Wardrobe of the Qing Dynasty

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wednesday 7th February 2018 –‘A Journey Through the Imperial Wardrobe-Imperial Court Costume of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)’

David Rosier will be talking about the costume and dress accessories that would have been worn for formal occasions (Regulated Court Costume), or informally, at the Imperial Court or in Provincial Government during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Initial consideration will be given to formal, mandated, Court Costume and Insignia of Rank worn by the Imperial Family plus the Civil and Military Officials. The focus will then move to a review of the full scope of the Emperor’s Wardrobe from State Robes, and regalia, through to informal wear. Consideration will also be given to robes, and dress accessories, worn on a day to day basis or for special occasions by other members of the Court either in their official capacity or in their private lives. Particular focus will be given to the highly decorative clothing of high ranking Chinese Ladies and will consider the design of items such as informal robes, outerwear, headwear and ornamental accessories.


Doors open 6.30pm lecture starts 7pm.

Tickets are £5 and include refreshments.

Booking is essential as places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.


To book a place click here or call: 01634 822839


February 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm