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The Game of Fashion: Textiles and Gaming.'

How to re-interpret textile collections in museums and heritage sites using game mechanics.

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The Game of Fashion: Textiles and Gaming.'

  2. 2. Audience and Collections.  WHY are museums changing?  WHO is the ‘new’ demographic?  WHAT can we do to attract visitors? ‘Ye olde worlde museum.’
  3. 3. New Methods of Engagement with Textile Collections Facebook Instagram Twitter Blogging Why not games?
  4. 4. Games as a method of engagement.  Games are fun, interactive, exciting and engaging.  Games can be used for educational purposes.  Games can be played individually or by a group.  Why not use games to 'entice' young people to learn more about collections?
  5. 5. Games can be used to create.... Interactive game tables QR Code Games
  6. 6. Why not use games to 'engage' audiences with textile collections? WHAT IMPACT ON SOCIETY DID HE HAVE? Pictures (C) Imperial War Museums, Palace de Versailles and Textile Museum of Canada.
  7. 7. 'The Pleasure Garden,' The Museum of London. 18th Century costumes in ‘The Pleasure Garden.’ Detail of ‘Diana, Goddess of the Hunt,’ costume. Pictures © Culture24 blog & The Museum of London blog.
  8. 8. The Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, London. Images © V&A Museum & London Mums blog.
  9. 9. Air Raid Shelter ‘Experience,’ Stockport Museum services, England. WW2 Artefacts used in the ‘Air Raid Shelter Experience.’ ‘Air Raid Experience,’ used games and textiles to let visitors encounter what a ‘real’ air raid experience would have been in WW2 (1939-1945.) Re-interpretation of textiles with a ‘living history’ volunteer in a WW2 nurse’s uniform. Pictures kindly provided by Stockport Museum services.
  10. 10. ‘Lady of the Manor’ Game & Trail Mount Stewart House & Gardens, 2013. Lady Edith Londonderry c 1910 – 1915. Pictures © The National Trust UK & Ross Davidson 2013. The ‘Animal’ garden at Mount Stewart, c1920’s – 1950’s.
  11. 11. 1. 2. Mount Stewart, Main Hall. Photo’s © National Trust & Rachel Sayers 2013. Phillip de Laszlo portrait of Edith Londonderry. Edith’s Women’s Volunteer reserve uniform ‘great coat.’
  12. 12. 4. 3. Pictures © National Trust (UK) &
  13. 13. 4. 5. Pictures © The National Trust (UK) & The Belfast Telegraph Archive.
  14. 14. 6. Pictures © Ross Davidson 2013 & The National Trust (UK).
  15. 15. 7. Italian Garden © Rachel Sayers 2013, Picture of Lady Mairi & Lady Edith © LIFE Magazine archive.
  16. 16. 8. Pictures © Rachel Sayers, Ross Davidson 2013 & The National Trust Archive.
  17. 17. Contact me.  Twitter: @NylonsAndAll  Website:  E-mail: