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The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Evolving History

Fashion and Museums : Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The first appearance of the Costume Institute’s collection was not in a museum, but rather in a Lower East Side Settlement House in Manhattan, New York. Consisting of the wardrobe of a community theater, the early 1900s “collection...

Dress and Fashion Museums

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Until the comparatively recent establishment of specialist fashion museums, dress collections—focused primarily on ethnic, religious, or court dress—had existed in general art museums throughout the world, but they had usually been treated...