This paper, a work in progress, considers the impact and repercussions that physical objects and the associated family stories have as they are passed down from one generation to another. Starting with a top hat which belonged to my paternal great grandfather from 1915, it utilises a material culture approach to analyse a gentleman’s item of dress from a personal family “archive” of objects, photographs and documents that belonged to the Wilkins family and by so doing seeks to construct a narrative from fragmentary evidence of a life lived and lost.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Object analysis, material culture, family history|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Date:||10 December 2011|
|Deposited By:||Clare Lomas|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2012 12:18|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2012 12:18|