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An Insight into Fashion Curation in Museums

On this week’s episode of Blazon, I’m talking to Julia Petrov, who is the Curator of Daily Life and Leisure at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Canada, and is the Exhibit Reviews Editor for the Costume Society of America Journal. Julia is also the author of Fashion, History, Museums, inventing the display of dress, which explores the history of fashion displays highlighting the continuity of past and present curatorial practices.

The roles museums play in educating us and preserving our history is well known, that is indeed why many people go to museums. An integral part of visiting a museum involves experiencing the exhibits that have painstakingly been sought out, preserved and then presented by highly specialised and trained teams of experts. One particular area of exhibits that have only recently started gaining in popularity is that of fashion.

In this episode we discuss the art of fashion curation and give you a real insight into an area of museum curation which when done right can instantly and seamlessly transport your imagination to a different place and time as it involves an area of our lives that we are intimately familiar with… our clothes.

  • Fashion, History, Museums – Inventing the Display of Dress: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/fashion-history-museums-9781350229662/

You can also read a transcription of this interview over in our Journal or by clicking here at Fashion Curation in Museums.

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