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In Memoriam: Victorian Mourning Practice

  • Nelson Provincial Museum 270 Trafalgar Street Nelson, Nelson, 7010 New Zealand (map)
Jessie Bray Sharpin

Jessie Bray Sharpin

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your Halloween evening, join us at the museum for a morbidly interesting talk, from our favourite Social Historian, Jessie Bray Sharpin. Jessie will share the history of Victorian Mourning Practice. This talk will cover the use of Memento Memori (photographs of people after death), Mourning Jewellery and other mourning practices.

Jessie Bray Sharpin has worked for Otago Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich, the Victoria and Albert Museum and, most recently, as the Nelson Provincial Museum’s Social History Curator. Jessie is well known for her historic walking tours and talks at the Nelson Provincial Museum, particularly focusing on women’s history. She has now moved to Wellington to undertake a Masters in History at Victoria University.

No booking necessary. Free but Koha appreciated.

Earlier Event: October 26
Limelight Picture Show