Thursday 25 April 2013 2.30pm

As a costume designer, Anna Buruma was fortunate enough to be involved in several rather special period productions ranging from one set in 15th century France to another in 1930’s Hollywood. Her lecture is about helping to make these productions work, showing both the problems and the fun this involved.

Anna Buruma trained as a theatre designer and worked in the theatre and later as a costume designer for television and film. During the 1990’s she took a different turn in life and graduated with an art history MA from the Courtauld Institute in London. She has been the archivist at Liberty since 1995. She has published articles on various aspects of dress, and written a book on historical costume. Her most recent book is Liberty in the Fifties and Sixties: a Taste for Design (Antique Collectors’ Club 2009)


Jocelyn Rickards A Painted Banquet 1987
Edward Maeder (ed.) Hollywood and History 1987
Sandy Schreier Hollywood Dressed and Undressed 1998
R & P Engelmeier (ed.) Fashion in Film 1997
Jane Martineau & Charles Hope (ed.)
Genius of Venice 1500-1600 1983
Scot McKendrick & Thomas Kren (ed.)
Illuminating the Renaissance 2003
Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design 2007

Mrs Anna Buruma