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Events, Workshops & Symposia

Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Costume and Material Culture in the Past, Present, and Future

September 28, 2013
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA

The past and future have always been alluring topics for those working in the present. The study of costume and related artifacts, alongside archives, film, literature, diaries, and ephemera provide an array of possible frameworks from which to study the past and its connection to the future. This symposium will explore how history is redefined in light of new technologies by exploring the stories that objects from the past can tell us about the people who owned them, and the societies in which they lived.

Symposium Schedule
Keynote: Kathryn Paterwic, Steampunk designer and Owner of Redfield Design
Session I
  • Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy, Lynne Zacek Bassett
  • Being In Two Places At Once: The Paradox of Authenticity in the Historical Costumer Subculture, J. Leia Lima
  • Past and Future Policy: Assuring Health and Safety of Garment Workers, Virginia M. Noon
Lunch (included)
Tour of Color Revolution: Style Meets Science in the 1960s with Madelyn Shaw
Session II
  • Homage to Haute Couture, Donna-Marie Cecere
  • The Peasant Blouse: From Folk to Fashion, Linda Welters
  • More Than Meets the Eye: Two Mid-Nineteenth Century Dresses, Margaret Ordoņez,
Closing Remarks
Register at https://lookingbackwardmovingforward.eventbrite.com/



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