Museum of Brisbane

Unpacking the Archive

Unpacking the Archive: The Designers' Guide

Unpacking the Archive: The Designers’ Guide draws on the Easton Pearson Archive to offer an extraordinary insight to the fashion culture, technologies and design inherent in the work of Brisbane designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson.

Discover object handling techniques and receive curatorial insight from our trained Museum Educators on a curated selection of Easton Pearson objects and inspiration pieces, as well as fabric samples, range plans and look books.

Complement your experience with a hands-on making workshop focused on slow fashion and embellishment techniques. Students will develop critical and creative thinking as they take on a design challenge to create an accessory inspired by the Easton Pearson Archive.

Experiences can be tailored to particular unit plans.

A free learning resource will be available later in the year to download to complement your Unpacking the Archive experience.

Want the convenience of a classroom visit? This Learn program is available as an incursion, bringing the Museum direct to your school or organisation.

Year levels Secondary, Tertiary
Group size 20 max. per session, multiple groups per day
Duration 120-180 minutes
Program type Incursion or excursion
Program activities Object Handling and Hands-on Workshop
Curriculum links Fashion, Visual Arts, Design

 

For bookings, please complete our MoB Learn booking form and email to our MoB Learn team.

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About the Easton Pearson Archive
The Easton Pearson Archive gift to Museum of Brisbane has been made possible by the generous support of Dr Paul Eliadis, a Brisbane-based philanthropist and patron of contemporary art and design.

The Archive consists of more than 3,300 garments donated by Dr Eliadis in 2017. It is supported by more than 5,000 accessories, spec sheets, range plans, look books, photographs and other supporting materials donated by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson in 2018.

The Easton Pearson Archive captures a pivotal piece of Australian design and fashion history, explores national identity and reveals Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson’s place at the forefront of contemporary design movements including: fashion as art; ethical manufacture; and slow fashion.

The Archive is a treasure held by Museum of Brisbane to inspire, inform and awe fashion and design enthusiasts today and into the future. It is also a valuable resource for designers, bespoke manufacturers and students, for whom the design duo remains an enduring influence.