Face facts: exhibition looks back at a year of mask-wearing in UK

Co-curator of Undercover exhibition says it examines how face coverings became ‘symbolic and contentious’

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Opening exactly a year after the UK government advised people to start wearing face coverings in public, a new exhibition plots the risky journey of the face mask from health necessity to fashion statement.

Undercover, which begins online on 11 May at the Westminster Menswear Archive, will feature 52 masks from a wide range of sources, from the Metropolitan police and Manchester City FC to Paul Smith and boohooMAN.

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