These shoes are made for dancing

By beatrice behlen on 5 Jul 2011

Earlier this year we had the good fortune to employ the services of five student detectives from University College London. The were presented with three potential objects for investigation: a Mitzi Lorenz hat from the 1950s, a ‘lady’s shirt’ made at Bourne & Hollingsworth in the early 20th century and a rather lovely pair of shoes. It was a bit of an unfair contest and you will not get any points for guessing which object(s) won. Read the full postRead the full post

Someone's got to do it …

By beatrice behlen on 27 Sep 2010

Last week Hilary and I spent a happy hour moving small offcuts from post-it notes around a plan of the costume store. The offcuts represented the contents of particular storage units, for which we were trying to find better homes. We will soon start a game of musical chairs to remedy a few anomalies that crept in last year when we had to finish the store refurbishment in a hurry to focus on the new galleries. Before our fabulous new mobile units were installed, we moved about 18,000 objects to various other stores at London Wall and to Mortimer Wheeler […]