WE WANT YOUR SHOES! - Northampton


WE WANT YOUR SHOES! - Northampton
Northampton Museums and Art Gallery shoe collection
The Shoe Collection at Northamptonshire Museum & Art Gallery is the largest
collection of footwear heritage and design in the world. The collection consists
of a rich resource covering footwear design and fashion, manufacture, social and
political history. It is designated as being of national and international importance.
Northampton Museum and art Gallery is actively looking to develop its shoe
collections through gifts and bequests in the following areas.
1. Shoes with stories
Shoes that you worked in, met the love of your life in, wore on a holiday, or took
part in an extraordinary challenge in. The shoes might reflect exceptional or
everyday stories.
2. Designer shoes
In particular Vivienne Westwood, Gucci, Chanel, Alexander McQueen,
Jimmy Choo, Roger Vivier, André Courrèges or early Salvatore Ferragamo.
3. Celebrity shoes
Shoes that have belonged to famous or significant people
4. Shoe catalogues
5. Non-designer contemporary footwear
6. Footwear from South America
7. Items relating to shoe retail
The collection is owned by Northampton Borough Council which is a not for
profit organisation.
If you would like to donate shoes or money towards a shoe purchase fund then
please contact Rebecca Shawcross or Jane Seddon on 01604 838111 or email
[email protected] or [email protected].