Preserving Iconic Theatre Costumes: The How and The Why


Location: Notre Dame London Global Gateway, 1 Suolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

Theatre companies and museums worldwide collect and store major costume pieces from notable productions, usually worn by recognized actors. The symposium will consist of a panel discussion exploring the reasons for preserving iconic theatre costumes and the proper methods to store them for future research. The panelists will discuss what gives certain items value over others, the cost of maintaining garments, the methods and facilities used to stores the pieces, and much more!

There will also be a selection of original costumes from the archives on display.


Catherine Simpson (Collections Ocer, Royal Shakepeare Company)

Christine Schindler (Archives Coordinator, Stratford Shakespeare Festival)

Jane Pritchard (Curator, Theatre and Performance Archives, Victoria and Albert Museum)

With Introduction by Rick Donnelly (Department of Film, Television and Theatre, University of Notre Dame)

Moderated by Cheryl Snay (Curator, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame)


View the flier (PDF): Preserving Iconic Theatre Costumes at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway

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