Photo of mannequins wearing wedding dresses made with lace

Lace Study Centre and Love Is: Australian Wedding Fashion

Lace Study Centre
Saturday 7 October, 10am – 1pm

Visit the Powerhouse Museum’s Lace Study Centre to view lace from all over the world, including 300 of the most significant lace examples in the MAAS collection. MAAS has been collecting lace for more than a century and has one of the best collections in Australia, ranging from fine handmade lace from the late 1500s to more recent machine-made pieces.

Love is: Australian Wedding Fashion
Thursday 12 October, 11am–12pm

Join curator Glynis Jones for a tour of Love is: Australian Wedding Fashion at the Powerhouse Museum. The exhibition features more than 50 wedding outfits plus accessories covering nearly 200 years of Australian weddings including Australia’s first surviving wedding dress from 1822, elegant 1920s gowns, contemporary designer fashion and garments reflecting Australia’s culturally diverse traditions. Join us to tour wedding fashion, from the handmade to couture and learn about how the gowns were crafted.

Both events free with general admission to the Powerhouse Museum:

  • Adult $15
  • Children 16 years and under FREE 
  • NSW Seniors Card holders pension & concessions $8 
  • Student card holders $8

    Images courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum