The latest exhibition at Worcester Art Gallery & Museum is set to bring the bling to Worcester when it opens on Saturday 17 June featuring costumes and props from some of the world's most famous celebrities.
From Marilyn Monroe's little black dress and Rihanna's headband to the famous purple coat worn in Bill and Ted's excellent adventures, Celebrity presents an exciting collection of costumes and props from the small screen and the big screen, past and present.
Visitors of all ages will instantly recognise props from some of the most famous movies; from Titanic to The Flintstones and The Addams Family. It's not just film fans who are in for a thrill, for music fans there are signed items by Chuck Berry and Oasis and even a Michael Jackson "Dangerous" tour jacket. Fans of the golden days of Hollywood can see Fred Astaire's shoes and Doris Day's exquisite rhinestone bracelet.
Visitors to Celebrity can also dress up as their favourite screen star, immortalise themselves at the#selfiespot and play their favourite tracks on the jukebox.
Philippa Tinsley, Senior Curator, Museums Worcestershire said: “We are simply star struck at the objects from famous names in Celebrity. We are very used to having world class art at the Gallery but seeing iconic objects from the big and small screen is amazing. We're sure visitors will love getting that little bit closer to their idols through these incredible costumes and props.”
Celebrity is on throughout the summer holidays and there are lots of family-friendly activity days planned including make your own tiara, create pirate costumes and treasure chests and build your own mini film set. Visitors can go towww.museumsworcestershire.org.uk to see all the Celebrity activities on throughout the summer.
Celebrity is also celebrated at the second Museum after Hours event on Friday 16 June, 5.30 – 8pm at The Art Gallery & Museum where visitors can enjoy Marilyn Monroe cocktails and listen to music by The Cocktail Hour band. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
Celebrity is free and open Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm. For more information contact the Art Gallery and Museum on 01905 25371, visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk or follow @worcestermuseum