Our vintage day at the museum on Saturday 8 June proved really successful with around 150 visitors- thanks very much to all of you that came and joined in the fun! This included special themed displays from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s-70s featuring artefacts and images from the collection not normally on display (these are still up for the next couple of weeks if you didn't get a chance to see them). We had songs from noir siren Lola Portmanteaux while downstairs DJ Tom Stevenson pumped out jazz 78s from his wind-up gramophone.
We also enjoyed tea and cake from the smashing The Hidden Treasure Tea Room, who will be opening a shop in Exeter shortly. There were also six fabulous and very well-attended mini-lectures from University academics on film, popular culture and style.
Dr Lisa Stead - Female film fans of the 1920s
Dr David Thackeray - The British New Wave
Professor Jo Gill - American Suburbs and 1950s style
Dr Vike Plock - British Vogue after World War One
Dr Helen Hanson - Rita Hayworth and 1940s glamour
Dr Sinead Moynihan - The Great Gatsby and the 1920s
Dr Sam Goodman - James Bond