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Event: The Living Canvas

National Museum Cardiff
26 March 2023 , 10.30am - 4pm
Cost Free
Suitability All
Booking Drop-in

Drop-in to see historical dress interpreted and created from portraits in our collection by Costume Construction students from Coleg y Cymoedd

Paintings that adorn the walls of the Art galleries will be brought to life after months of historical research and detailed work by the students.  

10.30am – 11.30am & 12.30pm – 1.30pm – the students talk about their costumes in front of their chosen portraits in the Art galleries 

2pm catwalk and judging in the Main Hall. There will be seating available on a first-come, first served basis. 


The BA (Hons) in Costume Construction at Coleg y Cymoedd is a three year course awarded by the University of South Wales. Students study both historical and contemporary costume, and develop specialist skills such as pattern cutting, costume construction and surface embellishment.  

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