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Be Persuaded: A Jane Austen Experience

5 July - 14 October 2018

Free entry

To mark the 200th anniversary of her passing, Dressing Australia Museum of Costume has designed a rare and wonderful exhibition bringing Jane Austen to life in original fashion of the era. Be Persuaded follows Austen’s life - and the unforgettable characters she created - from growing up in the 18th century into the era most associated with her -  the Regency era at the beginning of the 19th century. Be Persuaded features rare fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century when Austen was born, through to the 1840s, when Jane’s beloved sister Cassandra died.

 

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Image: Engraved portrait of Jane Austen. Courtesy of Dressing Australia Museum of Costume/Shutterstock