Charles Dickens Museum wins 2017 Museum, Archive and Conservation Award
Mr & Mrs Charles Dickens: intimate objects and private textiles
The Charles Dickens Museum is the leading centre for the study, appreciation and enjoyment of the life and work of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) and holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of relevant material – over 100,000 items. This includes a small collection of personal textiles: stockings, handkerchiefs and examples of Mrs Dickens’s needlework.
With support from the Textile Society the Museum will conserve, research and permanently display this unique collection of textiles that have been historically underappreciated but create a tangible link to Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine as people, and powerfully suggest the personal and domestic.