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Costume Society Scotland


Monthly Guest Speakers

Monday nights


Events programme 2020/21



Monday 7th October 2019

Milford's Shirts: Scotland, Linen and Clothing the Enslaved

Dr Sally Tuckett

Lecturer in Dress & Textile History, University of Glasgow


Monday 4th November 2019

Fabric design and decoration on vintage Kimono

Sue Selwyn

Former Museum Curator & Head of Cultural Services and avid textile collector


Monday 2nd December 2019 - 19:00 (note earlier time)

Xmas party - Cocktail theme, details here


Monday 6th January 2020

'Better is the Proud Plaid'

Clothing and tartans worn by the Jacobite forces in the '45'

Jenn Scott



Monday 3rd February 2020

‘Thinking about Fashion through the Collection

of the National Galleries of Scotland.’

Professor Chris Breward

Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland


Monday 2nd March 2020

‘Little Black Dress’

Georgina Ripley

Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, National Museum of Scotland

If you own a LBD please wear it!























Costume Society Scotland regrets that owing to the Covid-19 situation attendance at meetings (for the time being) will be restricted to members only.


Unfortunately our first meeting in October has been cancelled as we have to adhere to new distancing measures, hopefully we'll see you in November.


Monday 2nd November 2020

‘Scottish Jewellery and Gems’

Alistir Tait



Monday 7th December 2020

Xmas party - Details TBA


Monday 11th January 2021

‘Costumes and embroidery from early to mid-twentieth century Palestine’

Janet CM Starkey MA, MPhil, PhD

Retired Lecturer in Anthropology, Durham University


Monday 1st February 2021

'Amidst Flowers and Leafy Trees'

Garden scenes in Iranian dress and textiles

Friederike Voigt

Principal Curator, Middle East and South Asia, Department of World Studies, NMS


Monday 1st March 2021

‘Unpacking Tutankhamun’s Wardrobe'

Rosalind Janssen, BA, MA, MSc, MTeach, MTh, PGCE, SFHEA

Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education


Monday 5th April 2021

Lace is my passion!

Kitty Mason

Lace maker, designer and teacher


Monday 3rd May 2021




Previously at Costume Society Scotland
















Screenshot 2020-09-17 at 11.24.58

Silk velvet, silk crépe de chine and angora rabbit evening coat c 1930/36