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Lunchtime lecture

Dressing Children in the 18th Century

Painting of George III's three daughters, RCIN 401405

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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
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  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Next event: Thursday, 28 Sep 2023
    1 upcoming event
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass.
  • This lecture will have live speech to text transcription provided by an on-site STTR.
  • Adults

The 18th century witnessed an important philosophical shift in the attitudes towards childhood and with it a number of notable developments in children’s fashion. Join Assistant Curator Lucy Peter as she explores some of the ways in which these new theories surrounding the education of children and the importance of encouraging young people to play outside and learn through physical exploration, directly impacted on the styles of dress worn over the course of the century and, in some cases, even foreshadowed more informal types of dress adopted by adults.

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