From our team here at NGV, we’re sending our best wishes to our community during this challenging time.

Following the latest public health directions from the Victorian Government, the NGV is temporarily closed to the public.

We encourage you to visit our website and follow our social media for updates.

We are grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and hope to welcome you back soon.

THOMAS HARRISON, Melbourne Hat (1934-1939)

THOMAS HARRISON, Melbourne (millinery house)
 Thomas HARRISON (designer)

Thomas Harrison’s millinery career spanned more than forty years – a period which saw the heyday and decline of the hat as a key item in a women’s wardrobe. During the 1940s Harrison typically employed around twenty-three ‘girls’ in his workrooms. While young apprentices made hats and foundations, senior milliners were entrusted to execute delicate trimmings of veiling, ribbons or flowers.