Über den Autor
Marie Riegels Melchior is Assistant Curator at Designmuseum, Denmark. Birgitta Svensson is Professor and holder of the Hallwyl chair in European Ethnology at Nordiska museet and Stockholm University, Sweden.
Introduction Understanding Fashion and Dress Museology, Marie Riegels Melchior, Designmuseum Danmark, Denmark Section I: The Power of Fashion. When Museums Enter New Territory The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Evolving History, Harold Koda & Jesscica Glasscock, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Understanding Fashion through the Museum, Jos Teunissen, Arnhem Design School, The Netherlands. Contemporary Fashion History in Museums, Marco Pecorari, Centre for Fashion Studies, University of Stockholm, Sweden Appraised, displayed and concealed: Fashion Photography on the Swedish Museum Stage, Anna Dahlgren, Department of Art History, University of Stockholm, Sweden Section II: Fashion Controversies. When Bodies Become Public Gender considerations in fashion history exhibitions, Julia Petrov, School of Creative and Critical Studies, Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada. Class and Gender in a Museum Collection: Female Skiwear, Marianne Larsson, Nordiska museet, Sweden Exhibiting the Body, Dress and Time in Museums: A Historical Perspective, Anne-Sophie Hjemdahl, University of Oslo, Norway Section III: In Practice From Museum of Costume to Fashion Museum: In the case of the Fashion Museum in Bath, Rosemary Harden, The Fashion Museum in Bath, United Kingdom Collecting Practice: Designmuseum Danmark, Kirsten Toftegaard, Designmuseum Danmark, Denmark Engaging the public in issues of Dress and Identity: A Case Study of Amagermuseet in Denmark, Ingeborg Phillipsen, Museum Amager, Denmark Learning through Fashion: The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, Tone Rasch & Ingebj rg Eidhammer, The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, Norway Autobiography as a proposed approach to a fashion exhibition, Jeffrey Horsley, London Collage of Fashion, United Kingdom In Conclusion: Museums dressed in fashion, Birgitta Svensson, Nordiska museet, Sweden Bibliography Index
Examines the rise of fashion in museums through a range of international case studies.
Fashion and Museums is timely, fascinating and rigorous: international in scope, it embraces history, practice and theory. Some contributors are on the cusp of their careers, others established with a wealth of experience. The diversity and distinction of their preoccupations adds further insights. It will undoubtedly become a core text. Professor Amy de la Haye, Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Dress History and Curatorship, London College of Fashion