For centuries, Worcester was famous across the world for its glove making. This industry has now almost died out and with it the skills required to turn leather into fashionable and functional gloves.
In 2001, Worcester City was given the collection of Mr Robert Ring, a lifetime glove collector and the last manging director of Milore Gloves in Worcester. In 2011, his family also donated his archive of gloving ephemera and his research writing.
This important collection will be researched, interpretated and exhibited by Museums Worcestershire, our partners and our wonderful volunteers over the upcoming years. Researchers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange access to collections in store. Images from the collection are shared on this page, please contact us if you would like to use or reproduce them.