Graduation Gown by David Jones

This graduation gown belonged to Dr Earl Lu (1925-2005), one of Singapore’s most prominent art patrons and philanthropists. Lu graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Sydney in Australia. The gown has a label from Australian upmarket department store David Jones. Founded in 1838, David Jones is currently the oldest departmental store in the world that had been operating under the same name.

Date/Period
1952
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Gross measurement: 131.0 x 193.0 cm
Accession No.
2017-00902
Material
Cotton
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Dr Mark Lu
Category
Garments and Accessories