EXTINCT PLEASURES: THE USE OF ENDANGERED MATERIALS IN VANITIES
1st September, 2014 to 17th January, 2015
Extinct Pleasures showcases the use of now-extinct precious materials which were historically used in vanity cases, necessaires and compact cases. Through this exhibit, we not only explore why materials such as the hawksbill turtle, ivory or coral were commonly used; but also raise awareness to the importance of environmental conservation. The fact that these once commonplace materials are now endangered and protected should serve as a reminder of the finite number of resources we all share on this planet.