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Shoe Digitisation Project Update 4

Over the last week we documented, cleaned, photographed and repacked over 90 shoes for the Shoe Digitisation Project. These were men’s and women’s shoes dating from 1953-1969. Here’s a small selection of the ones which caught our eye! Click on the images to see the full slideshow.

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Shoe Digitisation Project Update 2

Between 23-27 February, we documented, cleaned, photographed and repacked over 70 shoes for the Shoe Digitisation Project. These were all men’s shoes from different companies from around the world which dated to 1950-1959. Here’s a small selection of the ones which caught our eye!

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Shoe Digitisation Project Update 1

Between 16-20 February, we documented, cleaned, photographed and repacked 80 shoes for the Shoe Digitisation Project. These mostly date to the 1950s. Here’s a small selection of the ones which have caught our eye!

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Tamise from the Couture Collection, 1959

This shoe, called Tamise, is from 1959, and belongs to the Couture Collection range. The range itself, introduced in the late 1950s, was prestigious for Clarks, and competing with Italian manufacturers such as Cavalli. It was used to experiment certain styles, with the most popular ones being introduced to the Skyline range. After making a […]

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1,000th Digitised Shoe Milestone Reached!

The Shoe Digitisation Project reached a major milestone this week; the 1,000th shoe was photographed, cleaned, documented and safely packed away by the team at the Alfred Gillett Trust. The striking sandal which claims the title of 1,000th shoe is a 1955 Clarks leather T-bar sandal from the Wessex range. It was donated to the […]

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1950s Court Shoes from the Clarks Wessex Range

We have come across these gorgeous Clarks shoes from around 1953 through our Shoe Digitisation Project.  They come from the ‘Wessex’ range.

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Shoe Digitisation Project Update 5

Over the last week we documented, cleaned, photographed and repacked over 60 shoes for the Shoe Digitisation Project. These were mostly women’s shoes dating from the 1950s and 1960s. Here’s a small selection of the ones which caught our eye! Click on the images to see the full slideshow.

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The Dilemmas of Collections Management

These ‘Duskdawn’ shoes were made in 1957, and are from the Skyline collection. This image exemplifies the inevitable consequence of displaying our collection in a museum case.  Whilst the shoe on the right hand side has been held in a box away from any light, the shoe on the left has been on display in the museum, and has consequently sustained damage from the light used to illuminate […]

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