Discoveries in the Fashion Archives (Free Event)

Join us on Tuesday, August 7th as our Fashion Archives Interns will be presenting their research topics based on rediscovered objects from this summer. Our three interns will talk about fashion history and showcase examples found while rehousing our Fashion Archives collection. Pieces from the collection that have not been seen in decades or ever will be on display for the talk.

Join us on Tuesday, August 7th as our Fashion Archives Interns will be presenting their research topics based on rediscovered objects from this summer.  Our three interns will talk about fashion history and showcase examples found while rehousing our Fashion Archives collection.  Pieces from the collection that have not been seen in decades or ever will be on display for the talk. 

 

Meet Our Fashion Archives Summer Interns

Norah Worthington has been the Resident Costumer at the Baltimore School for the Arts for 25 years and the Historical Partnership Coordinator for 10. As an educator, she has worked extensively with the MdHS museum and library, and her knowledge of Maryland history and fashion history are an asset to our summer team. Norah’s love for historical clothing and dress construction has led her to amazing projects and opportunities. As a Surdna Arts Teacher Fellow at Colonial Williamsburg, she studied and reproduced a 1770’s polonaise jacket using period methods of construction. Norah has also worked with Fort McHenry and Hampton National Historic Site.

Nora Ellen Carleson is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Delaware in the History of American Civilization, focusing on American Material Culture, Fashion, Gender, and Class related to the creation of American Identity from 1880-1950. Her research focuses on the history and material culture of American Fashion, asking larger questions around the creation of an “American Style.” She has worked with the collections at Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. In 2014, Nora won the Costume Society of America’s Southeast Region’s Jim Lile Student Award, and this past year the Association of Dress Historians awarded her the Stella Mary Newton Prize.

Molly Cohen is a recent graduate of the Acting program at Towson University with a concentration in Costume Design and Construction. She is no stranger to historic costume collections. She has worked with The Bernadette & Catherine Gietka Costume Shop at Towson University, which houses clothing dating back to the early 1800s. Her experience in costume construction from theatrical productions gives her the hand skills to stabilize and install costume exhibitions at TU.

 

 

 
August 7, 2018 1:00 PM   through   2:00 PM
201 West Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
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