The Shoe Collection at Northamptonshire Museum & Art Gallery is the largest collection of footwear heritage and design in the world. The collection is of national and international importance and consists of a rich resource covering footwear design and fashion, manufacture, social and political history. Northampton Museum and art Gallery is actively looking to develop its shoe collections through gifts and bequests in the following areas.
Shoes with stories
Shoes that you worked in, met the love of your life in, wore on a holiday, or took part in an extraordinary challenge in. The shoes might reflect exceptional or everyday stories.
In particular Vivienne Westwood, Gucci, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Jimmy Choo, Roger Vivier, André Courrèges or early Salvatore Ferragamo.
Shoes that have belonged to famous or significant people
The "We Want your Shoes!" appeal is requesting footwear donations from members of the public.