Thursday Late Nights until 8pm. The Museum is open late on Thursdays during exhibitions with a special programme of events and talks.
Thursday 7 June | 6-8pm
Consumptive Chic is the surprising story of how beauty and tuberculosis were intertwined during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this talk, author Carolyn A. Day explores the contemporary social trends and advice given at the time in medical writing, literature and personal papers uncovering the intimate relationship between fashionable women’s clothing and medical understanding of the illness.