Reference number
  • F/022
  • Collection
  • 1981-1982
Extent and medium
  • 1 Poster
  • Poster for exhibition 'Foundation of Fashion' featuring a painting of three women in corsets and information about the exhibition such as opening times.
Administrative history
  • ┆The Symington Collection owned by Leicestershire Museums Service comprises corsets and foundation-wear created by the Market Harborough company R and W.H Symington. The collection tells the story of the Symington company, and provides insight into the development of corsetry, foundation garments and swimwear. Further information about the collection is available in the book ' *Foundations of Fashion: The Symington Corsety Collection 1860-1990'* by Phillip Warren and Sarah Nicol.
Conditions governing access
  • Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the conditions of the materials.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
  • Item is in good condition.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • Most likely collected as a resource for the Contour Fashion course at DMU.
Related units of description
  • Special collections holds a variety of collections related to fashion, including drawings, journals and fabric samples.
Archivist's note
  • Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018.