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Preservation Assistance for the Vassar College Costume Collection
Arden Kirkland, Vassar College
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PG-50951-10
Blog for the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop (Web Resources)
Title: Blog for the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop
Author: Arden Kirkland
Abstract: In the spring of 2010, students, faculty, and staff at Vassar College came together to participate in this NEH grant-funded project, which came to be known as the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop (or affectionately known as the HCPW for short). This project included a general preservation assessment, education and training in the form of a series of 3 workshops, and the purchase of needed preservation supplies. The participants' activities are recorded in this blog.
Primary URL: http://blogs.vassar.edu/hcpw
Primary URL Description: The blog for the Historic Costume Preservation Workshop
Fashioning an Education (Exhibition)
Title: Fashioning an Education
Curator: Arden Kirkland
Abstract: “Fashioning an Education: 150 Years of Vassar Students and What They Wore”
May 16-June 12 at the Palmer Gallery, Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
To celebrate the college’s 150th anniversary, the Vassar College Costume Collection will share student research about the complex role that education has played to influence fashion. This exhibition will showcase student clothing from the 1860's to 1950's and photographs of student styles from the 1960's to today.
While this exhibition was not directly a part of our NEH funded project, it would not have been possible without the work done on our NEH project the previous year.
Primary URL: http://vcomeka.com/vccc/exhibits/show/fashioning/introduction
Primary URL Description: This link leads to the first page of our digital exhibition; from there you can follow the tabs and arrows to navigate through the exhibition.