Fashion and Museums

Fashion and Museums

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Why is fashion qin fashionq in museums today? This timely volume brings together expert scholars and curators to examine the reasons behind fashion's popularity in the twenty-first century museum and the impact this has had on wider museum practice. Chapters explore the role of fashion in the museum across a range of international case studies including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Fashion Museum at Bath, ModeMuseum in Antwerp and many more. Contributions look at topics such as how fashion has made museums accessible to diverse audiences and how curators present broader themes and issues such as gender, class and technology innovatively through exhibiting fashion. Drawing on approaches from dress history, fashion studies, museum studies and curatorship, this engaging book will be key reading for students and scholars across a range of disciplines.These examples support the view of dress historians, such as eminent academic and curator Professor Lou Taylor, ... not be unexpected that Linda Grant proposes, a€œI could write my autobiography in terms of analysing my clothes from birth toanbsp;...

Title:Fashion and Museums
Author:Marie Riegels Melchior, Birgitta Svensson
Publisher:A&C Black - 2014-08-14


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