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Barbara Morrison’s Beetle Wing Dress: A story of 19th century Highland emigration
May 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Jo Watson, a postgraduate student at the University of the Highlands and Islands, has been researching the beautiful Beetle Wing Dress and the life of its owner Barbara Morrison. In this event, Jo will lead an informal discussion with Vanessa Martin (Curator, West Highland Museum), Kenna Libes (postgraduate student at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and expert on beetle wing dresses), Dr Jim MacPherson (senior lecturer in History at UHI) and Cath Jones (great, great grand-daughter of Barbara Morrison) in which they will explore the story of this outstanding dress and the life of Barbara.
Blair Southenden of the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum and Dr Jo FitzHenry, who runs the FitzHenry database will be joining the discussion.
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