// Listen with headphones for best experience //
Our collection of Theatre & Performance objects includes props and costumes from many iconic moments in the history of circus, dance, drama, film, opera, pantomime, popular music – and much more. Often these objects played their part in a spectacular visual and auditory experience, but now – when they’re displayed in our galleries behind glass – they are normally silent.
We invited sound designer and performance-maker Julie Rose Bower to document Textile Conservator Susana Fajardo’s work. Objects featured are: Belinda Wright’s ‘Harlequinade’ tutu, Vivien Leigh’s ‘Cleopatra’ cloak, Sandie Shaw’s ‘Eurovision’ dress, PJ Harvey’s White Chalk lyric dress, and Adzogbo raffia leg wraps.
Find out more about ASMR conservation: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/asmr-at-the-museum