ROH Production Workshop © John Snelling APAC Study Day: Costume in Detail

For the 2015 Study Day, APAC members will visit the Costume and Backstage Centres of the Royal Opera House at the new High House Production Park in Purfleet, Essex. The day will comprise of a tour of the site and studios, presentations, and time to meet other APAC members.

The study day sessions will concentrate on two key areas:

  • Practical guidance on how to maintain and care for costumes in your collections
  • Innovations in costume digitisation and making these accessible digitally and in an online environment

Please join us for an exciting programme, which will provide practical steps you may be able to implement yourself, and help you form new partnerships, consider future projects, and make your collections discoverable.

The executive committee thanks all paid-up members for their continued support of the network, which has made this study day and the provision of lunch and refreshments possible. We also thank Royal Opera House Collections for hosting the day.


11am: Arrival

11.15am: Tour of Backstage Production Park (on foot)

12.30pm: Lunch and networking

1.30pm: Robyn Greenwood, Project Assistant, Royal Shakespeare Company, speaking on the Shakespeare by Design project from 2013 and the 2016 follow-up project

2pm: Joel Enfield, Assistant Digital Producer, National Theatre, speaking on the NT’s digital representations of costume

2.30pm: Margaret Boulton, V&A Theatre and Performance Collection volunteer, demonstrating how to create padded coat hangers

3pm: End


Places are limited to 40. Institutional members are requested to limit bookings to two per organisation, at most. Members are invited to book their place on the study day via Eventbrite:

Travel Grant

Please contact the Executive Committee to apply for a travel grant to attend the study day: