The Countless Aspects of Beauty: Bringing to life Aegean Late Bronze Age Costume

CAHA Honorary Research Fellow Diana Wardle's latest exhibition of Bronze Age costume opened at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens on September 3rd and will continue until January 2019 .

Reproduction Bronze Age Greek costume by CAHA Honorary Research Fellow Diana Wardle

The costumes are part of the museum's temporary The Countless Aspects of Beauty exhibit, which offers visitors the opportunity to approach the aesthetics of the ancient world in a multisensory way.

Diana's costumes were inspired by Minoan Crete, Thira and Mycenaean Greece, based on representations in frescoes and sculpture, as well as contemporary fabric technology.

About Diana Wardle

Diana Wardle is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, member of the British School at Athens, an expert in Greek Prehistoric Archaeology, artist, costume and exhibition designer. She has created many exhibitions including Homer’s Heroes at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 1984 and provided the Mycenaean costumes for documentaries such as ‘Helen of Troy’ for Lion TV in 2005.

 

Reproduction Bronze Age Greek costume by CAHA Honorary Research Fellow Diana Wardle