Pandemic forces Melbourne’s TJC Museum to vend London Liberty Face Masks


By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE,5 August 2020: The COVID-19 crisis has hit life including galleries, museums, and cinemas here, amidst the six weeks stage-4 restrictions. Business is badly hit as the government’s financial support keeps people in shape despite remaining at home. Online life including shopping has become more of a norm. With wearing masks compulsory for the few times one is permitted to go out, the demand has rocketed.

Melbourne’s TJC (The Johnston Collection) famous for its collection that includes ceramics, furniture, glass, horology (clocks and watches), metalwork (including silver), paintings (including miniatures and engravings), textiles, and objets d’art predominantly of English 18th century origin, as well as items from Europe, India, China, and Japan, is shut. It has an online shop with all sorts of unusual stuff, which remains open. But something new and topical has happened.

It’s also selling TJC exclusive 100% Liberty of London reusable face masks online. Probably imported from the famous London designer Department Store of the same name. The cost is $ 25 per mask and there are nine colorful masks displayed in the TJC website’s online shop section. All the nine designs have fancy names like Beatrice Poppy, Kew Trellis, Nouveau Mayflower, and so on.

A newsletter received by this publication says – New stock and new designs has just arrived online. We are expecting interest to be high so if you have been planning to buy some don’t delay! And, no click and collect is possible and delays possible because Australia Post is experiencing delays due to the high volume of parcels so please allow a few extra days for your order to arrive. We will provide you with a tracking number once your order has been posted.

And lastly, it says, “We’d love to see TJC masks out in the wild!”


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