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Charles Dickens Museum wins 2017 Museum, Archive and Conservation Award

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.