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In the Field: "Authenticity" at the Tenement Museum

Posted by Gabrielle Berlinger
31 Jan 2014 21:22

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On January 28, 2014, the new Mellon curriculum course, "'Cultural Conservation': Preserving Place and Practice" (Gabrielle Berlinger), was held at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The class met with Dave Favaloro, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum, and Research Fellow at the Hebrew Technical Institute, who led a private group tour of 97 Orchard Street, the Museum's main artifact and site of study, and explained the Museum's philosophies on conservation, restoration, and exhibition design. (To the left: layers of wallpaper are revealed in this conserved yet un-restored apartment.)

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From the desk of... Dr. Amy de la Haye

Posted by Gabrielle Berlinger
16 Jan 2014 17:53

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To kick off 2014, we have a wonderful guest post from Professor Amy de la Haye, Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Dress History & Curatorship at London College of Fashion. De la Haye's numerous curatorial projects include Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-1971 (Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, and Palazzo Morando, 2013-2014); The Land Girls: Cinderellas of the Soil (Brighton Museum, 2010); Fashion & Fancy Dress: The Messel Family Dress Collection 1865–2005 (Brighton Museum and Birmingham City Art Gallery, 2005-2006); Liberace’s Stage Costumes (Selfridge’s, Oxford Street, London, 2005); and Catherine Walker: 25 Years, British Couture (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2002). De la Haye has also published extensively on British and continental European fashion. Readers, please share your thoughts and questions below!

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