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The Secret Life of Scissors

9 Feb - 6 May 2018
Tues-Sat 11am–6pm, Thurs until 8pm, Sun 11am–5pm

Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3XF

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This display explores the complex multiple lives of scissors; everyday objects, universal tools but also ambiguous ‘things’, surrounded by superstition, myth and symbolism. From antiquity to modern times, scissors have remained irreplaceable and indispensable tools that also reveal an intimate human bond; their worn surfaces bearing witness to lives lived. The Secret Life of Scissors explores these different narratives in a sequence of themes: life and death, fairy tales, crime, punk and more, constantly mirroring the double-edged nature of this familiar yet mysterious object.