Event/Symposium:

Shoes: Culture and Innovation

Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Supported by The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation

Friday 20 November 2015
10.00 -10.30 Registration

10.30 Welcome and Introduction, Matilda Pye, Department of Learning
Helen Persson, Curator Shoes: Pleasure and Pain and Senior Curator, Swedish History Museum

10.45 The Allure of Height: Elevating Footwear from Antiquity to Today
Elizabeth Semmelhack, Curator Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada

Shoes as a Fine Art
Aileen Ribeiro, Emeritus Professor, Courtauld Institute of Art

11.45 Refreshments

12.05 Myths and Fairy Tales: Cinderella’s Slipper
Hilary Davidson, Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton

Tennis Shoes and Sneakers
Thomas Turner, Associate Lecturer, London College of Fashion

13.00 Lunch Break

14.00 Prosthetic technology and innovation
Bob Watts, Chairman, Dorset Orthopaedic

Sport shoe of the future
Matt Holmes, Senior Director of footwear innovation at Nike

Chair: Brendan Cormier, Lead curator, Shekou Design Museum, V&A

15.15 Contemporary Shoe Makers

Alison Yeung, Designer and Shoemaker in conversation

Helen Persson, Curator Shoes: Pleasure and Pain and Senior Curator, Swedish History Museum

15.45 Refreshments

16.05 Georgina Goodman, Designer and Shoemaker in conversation with Sonnet Stanfill, Fashion Curator, V & A

Noritaka Tatehana, Designer and Shoemaker in conversation with
Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department, V & A

17.00 Discussion and Closing Remarks

17.15 Close

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Practical Information:
£25, £20 (concessions) £15 Students and V&A Members
Book online: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/type/conferences-symposia/
or call 0207 942 2211
NB: The programme is subject to change without warning.

Event – Shoes: Culture and Innovation, 20th November 2015, V&A Musuem, London

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