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Lou Taylor details the central role played by women...
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Lou Taylor details the central role played by women curators of dress within the establishment of dress collections and displays in museums of decorative arts, ethnography and social history. Chapters include discussions of the history and present-day practice of museum dress display; the politicisation of dress collections at specific historical moments, particularly in central Europe from the 1890s onwards; current curatorial positions on the care and return of sacred objects; the place of contemporary fashion within museums today; and issues of the commodification of collections and exhibitions. This fascinating book will interest the general reader with a broad interest in dress history as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students on design, decorative arts, fashion and dress history programmes, and those on museum and gender studies courses.
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|1||The foundation stones - dress history publications from 1560 to 1900||4|
|2||Dress history debates from 1900||44|
|3||Establishing ethnographical dress collections from the sixteenth century||66|
|4||Establishing British dress collections||105|
|5||The development of collections of Western dress in France, East/Central Europe and the USA||156|
|6||Establishing collections of European peasant and regional dress||200|
|7||Collecting European peasant and British regional dress in museums in Britain||252|
|8||The marriage of the new dress history and new museology approaches||279|