Event

DRESS CODE EMPIRE | 26 AUG 16 - 1 AUG 17

Friday, 26 August 2016 @ 9.00 am | Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House |18 King George Tce, Parkes

An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed

Clothes are political documents. They express national, cultural, spiritual, economic and ideological identity. This exhibition is about a ceremonial uniform worn by Sir Edmund Barton. He was Australia’s first prime minister and a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. Dressed in this uniform, Sir Edmund stood at the epicentre of the affairs of Empire. But what does the uniform tell us about him? And what does it say about our nation today? Come with us as we take a closer look at what it means to dress to impress.

Discover Barton’s coatee, an exciting digital interactive, videos and school activities.

Exhibition cost: $2 adults, $1 children and concessions, $5 family

Opening hours: Open daily 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (closed Christmas Day)

DRESS CODE EMPIRE | 26 AUG 16 - 1 AUG 17