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Museums

Taking Great Museum Photos

Taking Great Museum Photos

Memory is fallible, so if you get a chance to photograph a museum collection, do it! Here are Marion's tips for great pictures in museums. 

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Study Appointments at Museums

Study Appointments at Museums

When studying fashion history or recreating garments, nothing beats seeing actual garments at a museum study appointment.

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8 Great Museums for Costumers

8 Great Museums for Costumers

Some you know, some you won't, but in any case, the next time you travel, consider incorporating your passion for fashion.

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Costume Museum Online Collections by Marion McNealy

Costume Museum Online Collections by Marion McNealy

Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has a large online photo archive of their collection?

Neither did I until recently, since it's impossible to find from their home page!

 I've found the back door to it, and sleuthed out a great many other museums with online costume collections!

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Unusual Regency Costume

Unusual Regency Costume

Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.

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Woodruff-Fontaine Collection, part III

Woodruff-Fontaine Collection, part III

A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!

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Woodruff-Fontaine Collection, part I

Woodruff-Fontaine Collection, part I

This Tennessee museum has the South's largest collection of Victorian and Edwardian clothing. Lisha walks us through their treasures. 

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Analyzing a Worth Day Dress

Analyzing a Worth Day Dress

The Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.

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1908 Dinner Dress, part 1

1908 Dinner Dress, part 1

A famous sketch of a beautiful period gown is re-united with its real life counterpart, and is then accurately recreated as new.

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Hilary Davidson

Hilary Davidson

This month we interview Hilary Davidson, a curator of fashion and decorative arts at the Museum of London.

 

 

 

 

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