Projects and Science

Reconstruction of girls' and women's garments from Lengberg Castle
10./11. October 2015 



On 10 and 11 October 2015 Mrs. Marion McNealy visited the Institute of Archaeology, University of Innsbruck, to study the fragments of two girl´s and a woman´s dress from Lengberg Castle. The aim of this study is to reconstruct the pattern of the garments, to make copies and to present the results in a joint publication together with Beatrix Nutz. This publication, which will be released in German and English (release date still uncertain), shall allow anyone who wishes to tailor such a dress for themselves.

Marion McNealy about herself: “I began researching Early Modern German clothing and household subjects over 12 years ago and am still fascinated by the daily life of the 16th century.”

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Marion McNealy is also co-author of the book “Drei Schnittbücher. Three Austrian Master Tailor Books of the 16th Century“, published 2015.


Marion McNealy in Innsbruck
Marion McNealy documenting the extant garments from Lengberg Castle

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