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...Introduction What is this unit about? Focusing on the theory and practice, this unit will provide an introduction to museum and curatorial studies for students of fashion and related subjects. The Museum at FIT’s world-renowned collection...
...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? The four-lesson course Fashion Museology introduces graduate students enrolled in Fashion Studies, Museum Studies, or related studies in Material Culture to the intersection of the material cultural...

The Holocaust Shoe

Jews and Shoes

Berg Publishers, 2008

Book chapter

...When visitors attend Holocaust museums, one of the most memorable experiences is standing before huge piles of personal objects left behind in Nazi concentration camps by the murder victims—mounds of relics displayed so as to evoke...

Introduction: Dress and Fashion in the Context of the Museum

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Until very recently many collections of dress and fashion were generically described as costume. With reference to fashion (the creative expression of designers that can form a trend) and style (the individual look styled by the wearer...

Intervening fashion: a case for feminist approaches to fashion curation

Fashion Curating : Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Fashion is traditionally seen as gendered and has been presented as such in museums and galleries (de la Haye and Wilson 1999; Palmer 2008). It has also been argued that fashion in the museum relies on the interest of a female audience...

Intervisuality: Displaying Fashion as Art

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion, History, Museums : Inventing the Display of Dress

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Exhibitions of historical fashion have frequently drawn on the iconography of the fine arts and the socio-spatial organization of the gallery. Framing fashion as art within the museum made it subject to aesthetic priorities and allied...

The New Look: Contemporary Trends in Fashion Exhibitions

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion, History, Museums : Inventing the Display of Dress

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Fashion exhibitions are breaking visitor records worldwide: the growing popularity and marketability of fashion have been followed by a rise in its public visibility and academic discussion. After a century of being delimited by existing...

Dress and Fashion Exhibits

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Examples of secular and ecclesiastical dress have been part of the founding collections of many of the world’s great museums. In the late sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, in private “cabinets of curiosities” that were...

The Way of All Flesh: Displaying the Historicity of Historical Fashion

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion, History, Museums : Inventing the Display of Dress

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Literature around fashion in museums reveals a pervasive characterization of historical fashion as “deathly” and the persistent denial of its physical decay. Furthermore, the curatorial preoccupation with endowing a sense of life also...

Autobiography as A Proposed Approach to A Fashion Exhibition

Fashion and Museums : Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...When considering collections of fashion in the museum as a “public wardrobe” it is pertinent to review not only those private curatorial activities of collecting, research, and documentation but also the very public activity of exhibiting...