New Zealand Fashion Museum has put out public call for help for upcoming exhibition At the Beach which will open at the New Zealand Maritime Museum in October 2015.
The exhibition will explore more than 100 years of New Zealand’s beach culture from the early 1900s to 2000.
The Fashion Museum is calling for interesting and fashionable materials from private collections and closets in the hope of discovering a wealth of personal ‘at the beach’ memorabilia and memories that can be narrated into the exhibition and publication.
“As well as swimwear we are also seeking relaxed summer beach fashion – for both men and women,” says exhibition curator Dianne Ludwig.
Think sundresses, lounging suits, coveralls, Hawaiian shirts and board shorts, and beach fashion accessories including jandals, plimsoles, sandals, hats, sunglasses, parasols and bathing caps. Also photos and advertising images.
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Image credit: Photo of Pamela Clark by Ron Clark. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1207-1192