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Fashion and museums : theory and practice

Fashion and museums : theory and practice / edited by Marie Riegels Melchior and Birgitta Svensson.
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

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Additional Authors
  • Melchior, Marie Riegels, 1974-
  • Svensson, Birgitta, 1948-
xviii, 210 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Dress, body, culture, 1360-466X
Uniform Title
Dress, body, culture.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: understanding fashion and dress museology / Marie Riegels Melchior, Designmuseum Danmark, Denmark -- Section 1. The Power of Fashion. When Museums Enter New Territory: 1. The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: an evolving history / Harold Koda and Jesscica Glasscock, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 2. Understanding fashion through the museum / José Teunissen, Arnhem Design School, The Netherlands; 3. Contemporary fashion history in museums / Marco Pecorari, Centre for Fashion Studies, University of Stockholm, Sweden; 4. Appraised, displayed and concealed: fashion photography on the Swedish museum stage / Anna Dahlgren, Department of Art History, University of Stockholm, Sweden -- Section 2. Fashion Controversies. When Bodies Become Public: 5. Gender considerations in fashion history exhibitions / Julia Petrov, School of Creative and Critical Studies, Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada; 6. Class and gender in a museum collection: female skiwear / Marianne Larsson, Nordiska Museet, Sweden; 7. Exhibiting the body, dress and time in museums: a historical perspective / Anne-Sophie Hjemdahl, University of Oslo, Norway -- Section 3. In Practice : 8. From museum of costume to fashion museum: the case of the Fashion Museum in Bath / Rosemary Harden, Fashion Museum, Bath, United Kingdom; 9. Collecting practice: Designmuseum Danmark / Kirsten Toftegaard, Designmuseum Danmark, Denmark; 10. Engaging the public in issues of dress and identity: a case study of Amagermuseet in Denmark / Ingeborg Phillipsen. Museum Amager, Denmark; 11. - Learning through Fashion: The Norwegian Museum of Science, and Technology / Tone Rasch and Ingebjørg Eidhammer, The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, Norway); 12. Autobiography as a proposed approach to a fashion exhibition / Jeffrey Horsley, Independent curator and exhibition maker, United Kingdom -- In conclusion: museums dressed in fashion / Birgitta Svensson, Nordiska Museet, Sweden.
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JQE 14-375
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Fashion and museums : theory and practice / edited by Marie Riegels Melchior and Birgitta Svensson.
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
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Dress, body, culture, 1360-466X
Dress, body, culture.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Why is fashion "in fashion" 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Added Author
Melchior, Marie Riegels, 1974- editor.
Svensson, Birgitta, 1948- editor.
Research Call Number
JQE 14-375
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