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Preparations are well underway for the Walker's first ever costume exhibition, 'A Passion for Fashion - a Liverpool lady's wardrobe', which takes a stylish look at fashion between about 1910 to 1940.

Every single one of the 130 items on display in the exhibition is from the enormous collection of 700 items formerly belonging to Mrs Emily Margaret Tinne. Donated to National Museums Liverpool by her family, this is now probably the largest surviving collection of period clothes from one person's wardrobe in Britain.

Conservators and curators will be working flat out for the next 2 weeks to get the mannequins assembled and dressed in time for the opening of the exhibition on 29 April 2006.

AConservator Vivien Chapman attaching an arm to a mannequin.