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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Wow! That’s a PINK Dress!

by Obie Linn, Textile Conservator


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Treatment is complete for this 1920s silk chiffon and velvet dress which showed loss in several places, including the right shoulder.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Preparing a Vintage Child’s Dress for Display

by Obie Linn, Associate Conservator of Textiles


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Getting beautiful objects on display is a multi-stage process that often includes a stop (or several!) in Conservation. This week we installed some new objects in the Forecourt Gallery of the museum, including this child’s dress.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Blast Off!

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The Fashion and Textile Collection has a new gift! And it’s part of a set!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dress Check

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This dress is up for consideration to get into a different kind of exclusive party: the museum’s Fashion and Textiles Collection.

Ann Lowe, African American Fashion Designer

by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles


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Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Silk Dress

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It’s working! In the textile conservation lab this week, our textile conservator has been working on preparing this silk dress for an upcoming exhibition.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Day Dress

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Check out this behind the scenes look from our conservators.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Installing New Fashion Acquisitions

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In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.

Mounting a Fashion Exhibition

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