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Shoes: Inside Out

Friday

The Arc

SHOES: Inside Out is an exhibition featuring footwear from our past, dating as far back as 11 AD to the present.

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November 24th 2023 - March 6th 2024

Event details

Address:The Arc
Jewry Street
Winchester

Postcode:SO23 8SB

Tickets:Free entry

Contact Information:enquiries@arcwinchester.org.uk

Open hours:24th of November 2023 – 6th of March 2024

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Our relationship with footwear revealed…

SHOES: Inside Out is an exhibition featuring footwear from our past, dating as far back as 11 AD to the present. Through the themes of work, protect, play, empower, transform, identify and aspire, a highlight selection of 70 pairs of shoes from our collections, explore how shoes have shaped, and have been shaped by, society. From Georgian high society shoes to 1970s platforms and current high-end designer heels to everyday boots there is a shoe to fit all interests.

Alongside the footwear, a display of high-definition x-rays allow us to glimpse the story within. They uncover developments in the shoes’ construction and reveal an ethereal reminiscence of a life lived.

X-ray / Photograph, Green silk, beaded women’s evening shoe, c1920s
X-ray credit: Angela Middleton, Archaeological Conservator, Historic England

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