Spring is here, which means sun and warm weather! Perhaps the only drawback to the season is that shedding winter layers means actually having to plan outfits. If you’re searching for inspiration for your spring wardrobe, look no further! We’ve gone through our collection of beautiful fashion prints which will give you that vintage and unique look you’ve always dreamed of. Fashion Plates are illustrations depicting fashionable styles of clothing, and were popular from in the 19th and early 20th centuries, before the more realistic photography fazed them out.
A model of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth has sat serenely for the last 15 years, gliding along on its pedestal in a PEM gallery. The 2,700 pound object experienced a dramatic disruption in early April as a crew made up of about two dozen PEM staff began the arduous process of moving her to an upper floor gallery be part of the exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed, Glamour, and Style. Read more →
Hand colored illustrations of Japanese villa gardens, late nineteenth century (3)
Recently, the Phillips Library had the pleasure of finding beautiful pictures of Asian gardens to display for a group visit. Natural history and Asian art are strengths of the PEM and Phillips Library, so we were able to pull an interesting selection of items. Before these images are put back into the vault, we simply had to share them with the world. The images that were selected here are from Chinese and Japanese gardens.