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The Glove Collection Trust

Welcome to The Glove Collection Trust, an independent Charity associated with The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London. We are the proud owners of a collection of historic and modern gloves which is the finest in the world and which is on long term loan to the Fashion Museum Bath. On this website you can learn about our collection and more importantly view a comprehensive set of photographic images along with some history and provenance of each item. You can also find out how you can view the gloves at the Fashion Museum Bath and elsewhere. 

Thank you for your visit. We hope you will enjoy our gloves.

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Through the Centuries

The Glove Collection Trust owns a collection of historic and modern gloves recognised as one of the finest in the world, and includes an unsurpassed collection of 17th century gloves as well as original coronation gloves worn by English monarchs. The Trust is committed to ensuring that the collection, and information about the gloves, is widely accessible.

1500-1599
1500-1599
1600-1699
1600-1699
1700-1799
1700-1799
1800-1899
1800-1899
1900-1999
2000+
2000+
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2020
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About the Collection

The Trust dates back to 1993 when it was established as a charity to advance public education in the historical social and artistic value of gloves. It took on its present form in 2003 when The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London gifted its collection then numbering about 250 items to the Trust. 

Since then the collection has expanded to approximately 2300 items. The trustees continue to add to the collection and are always pleased to be offered items that will enhance the strength and depth of the collection. 

Items from the collection are normally on display at the Fashion Museum Bath. In addition, we are asked from time to time to lend items for display at other museums, UK and overseas, and it is the trustees’ policy to agree to such requests whenever possible.

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