Dress and Textile Histories at the Kelvin Centre

Clothing and textiles offer insights into wider social, cultural and economic practices. Studying historic dress and textiles is of interest both in its own right and as a means of understanding the past. These insights are of relevance to work in museums, the heritage sector, art dealers and auction houses, and in theatre, film and television production as a costume researcher/designer.

Our postgraduate programme combines theoretical, archival and object-based approaches with practical insights from our own staff and from visiting experts in curation, costume design and making. 

Work Placements

Students on our programme may apply to undertake a work placement in the UK or overseas, if available. This enables student to gain hands-on experience and develop professional expertise in the cultural and heritage sector.

Danielle Weller (Dress and Textile Histories, 2020) at work during a placement with National Museums Scotland, © Rosanna Nicolson


Placement Partners

Work placement partners have included: