Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Made:
2020 in Belsize Park
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Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Printed signage and safety information displayed at the
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Printed signage and safety information displayed at the
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Printed signage and safety information displayed at the Hampstead Gown Factory, a Royal Free Charity volunteer project to produce surgical gowns for key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, London, 2020, consisting of:

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was the only way for healthcare workers to protect themselves. A shortage of PPE dominated the first UK lockdown, with many key workers having to adapt existing materials or rely on volunteer pools.

One such pool was set up by the Royal Free Charity to provide surgical gowns for the Royal Free and Barnet hospitals. The self-titled Hampstead Gown Factory, based at Wac Arts in Hampstead, began making gowns from surgical drapes in April 2020.

Each morning and afternoon shift had 60 volunteers. Everyone had a set task such as sewing shoulder seams, cutting, checking, filling bobbins, quality control and packing. At peak productivity, 800 surgical gowns were made every day. Volunteers were regularly tested for COVID-19, completed a health check questionnaire and had their temperature checked on arrival, as well as observing social distancing.

Overall, 614 volunteers made 50,000 surgical gowns at the HGF. Surgical gowns cannot be made at home as they need to be produced in as sterile an environment as possible.

For many of the Hampstead Gown Factory volunteers, the project offered personal benefits too. It provided a focus during the first lockdown, was a chance to use existing skills and learn new ones, and to become part of a community not mediated by screens.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
2021-444
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 210 mm x 297 mm
type:
signs

Parts

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/1
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

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paper
Object Number:
2021-444/2
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

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paper
Object Number:
2021-444/3
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Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/4
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Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

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paper
Object Number:
2021-444/5
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Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

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paper
Object Number:
2021-444/6
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Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/7
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Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

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paper
Object Number:
2021-444/8
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/9
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/10
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/11
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/12
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/13
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/14
type:
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Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/15
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/16
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/17
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/18
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/19
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/20
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/21
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/22
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/23
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/24
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/25
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/26
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/27
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper and plastic
Object Number:
2021-444/28
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/29
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/30
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/31
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/32
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signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/33
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/34
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/35
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/36
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/37
type:
signs
Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Signage from the Hampstead Gown Factory

Materials:
paper
Object Number:
2021-444/38
type:
signs