BE PERSUADED - JANE AUSTEN EXHIBITION






















I WISH AS WELL AS EVERYBODY ELSE TO BE PERFECTLY HAPPY;

BUT, LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IT MUST BE IN MY OWN WAY


To mark the 200th Anniversary of her passing, Dressing Australia Museum of Costume has designed a rare and wonderful Exhibition bringing Jane Austen to life in original fashion of the era.  Be Persuaded follows Jane’s life - and the unforgettable characters she created -  from growing up in the 18th century into the era most associated with her -  the Regency era at the beginning of the 19th century.  Be Persuaded features rare fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century when Jane was born, through to the 1840s when Jane’s beloved sister Cassandra died.  Pieces such as these are rarely on display outside of major museums - an 18th century silk gown, diaphanous Empire line frocks, spencers, capes and shawls, boots, pumps and stockings, bonnets and parasols.  Gowns of the 1820s and 1840s.  A wonderful collection of astutely observed hand painted watercolours tracking fashions from the 1790s to 1830.  A rare collection of original bills and promissory notes revealing an 18th century lady’s dealings with the tradespeople who catered to her cosmetic, fashion and finance needs.  An indenture revealing the life of an 18th century silk weaver’s apprentice.  Toys Jane Austen and her nephews and nieces might have played with.   Jane Austen is famous yet imperfectly known.  Be Persuaded brings her a little closer..............




AN EXHIBITION FROM DRESSING AUSTRALIA MUSEUM OF COSTUME WHO HAVE FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS ORGANIZED UNIQUE COSTUME EXHIBITIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND INCLUDING ‘WOMEN OF EMPIRE 1914-1918’ SEEN BY OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE SINCE 2015.




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