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King Arthur Legends Children’S Try-On Costumes – Higgins Armory Museum, Arlene Handschuch Dec 1996

King Arthur Legends Children’S Try-On Costumes – Higgins Armory Museum, Arlene Handschuch

Arlene Handschuch

The Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA had one of the largest displays of armor and arms in the western hemisphere. To enhance their educational programs and engage boys and girls of all ages in the life and times of the Museum's collection, which spans the period from the ancient Romans to the Renaissance. the Museum commissioned my research, drafting and construction of a children’s try-­‐on collection of clothing based on the characters in the King Arthur Legends. These are adult styled costumes sized to fit children and include King Arthur, Guinevere, Morgan LeFay, Merlin, and a ...


Historic Costume Reproductions – Higgins Armory Museum, Arlene Handschuch Dec 1992

Historic Costume Reproductions – Higgins Armory Museum, Arlene Handschuch

Arlene Handschuch

The Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA had one of the largest displays of armor and arms in the western hemisphere. To complement the armor on display in the main gallery and to enhance their educational programs, the Museum commissioned my research, drafting and construction of a collection of renaissance and medieval historic costume reproductions. The costumes are used under the armor exhibited on display forms, on horse display forms for jousting exhibits, for display with dog armor, for wear by the educational staff during their educational presentations and for images printed on postcards sold in the Museum’s gift ...