MAKING MISCHIEF: FOLK COSTUME IN BRITAIN
A new exhibition will open at Compton Verney on February 11th till June 2023 and then on to the new University of the Arts London building in Stratford, London in 2024. Curated by Simon Costin and Mellany Robinson of the Museum of British Folklore, and Professor Amy De La Haye. The exhibition is generously supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
“The first exhibition dedicated to folk customs found in the UK today. It will explore the central role played by costume in British folk customs, bringing together over 40 costumes created, customised and worn by individual practitioners, many of which have never been exhibited before” Compton Verney.
Six of Henry Bourne’s photographic portraits from the Arcadia Britannica: a Modern British Folklore Portrait series will be on show as a part of this new exhibition.