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Hollywood comes to Hamilton at Waikato Museum

Hollywood comes to Hamilton at Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum is bringing a slice of Hollywood to Hamilton with the opening of the international touring exhibition Cut! Costume and the Cinema.

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, courtesy of Photofest. Inset: Captain Jack Sparrow costume, design by Penny Rose.

Created by Exhibits Development Group out of the United States in cooperation with Cosprop costume house in England, Cut! Costume and the Cinema showcases five centuries of fashion and style as worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest names.

Waikato Museum is the exclusive New Zealand venue for the exhibition, which features 43 costumes from 25 films starring the likes of Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr and Daniel Craig.

Visitors will be up close and personal with Captain Jack Sparrow’s outfit from Pirates of the Caribbean, gowns from Phantom of the Opera, Sherlock Holmes’ bohemian suit, Jane Eyre’s wedding dress as well as a feast of royal attire.

Waikato Museum Director Cherie Meecham says the exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the handiwork of world-class costumers imbued with the glamour of the big screen.

“This is the first and potentially only time this exhibition will be seen outside of North America,” she says. “Costumes play a critical role in setting the scene and establishing the authenticity of a film. Cut! Costume and the Cinema offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the film industry, to see how Hollywood stars are transformed into characters from another time.”

The exhibition is complemented by a series of events, including screenings of a selection of the films the costumes are from:

• Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) M – 14 April 2019, 2pm

• Sense and Sensibility (1995) PG – 5 May 2019, 2pm

• The Phantom of the Opera (2004) PG – 19 May 2019, 2pm

• Sherlock Holmes (2009) M- 2 June 2019, 2pm

• Finding Neverland (2004) PG – 16 June 2019, 2pm

Cut! Costume and the Cinema opens at Waikato Museum from 13 April to 21 July 2019. Admission fee applies. Waikato Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

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