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MICA Decker Library Event, March 26: Art and the Archive – Fashion and Textile Archives

Art and the Archive: Fashion and Textile Archives

March 26, 2021, 90 minutes: 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET USA

Register in advance: https://mica-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvc-6rrjouH9F4qNoI5TrHhXRJqY-ljH5z

Learn  more about the series: https://www.mica.edu/libraries/decker-library/about/hours/art-and-the-archive/

MICA Decker Library is excited to announce their second Art and The Archive conversation: Fashion & Textile Archives, featuring Marvin-Alonzo Greer, Olivia Mueller, and Victoria Rose Pass.

This panel features three practitioners who approach fashion and textile archives from a variety of angles. Marvin-Alonzo Greer is a public historian and historical interpreter specializing in African American history, Olivia Mueller is the Archives Manager for the Gap Inc. Heritage and Design Archive and Victoria Rose Pass is an art and design historian whose research considers the history of fashion culture in the 20th century and focuses specifically on issues of gender and race.

Learn more about the speakers and the series: https://www.mica.edu/libraries/decker-library/about/hours/art-and-the-archive/

Art & The Archive, launched Fall 2020,  is a conversation series that explores the role of the archive in the production of art and culture. Featured speakers include writers, archivists, artists, and researchers who all engage with archives in meaningful ways. Attendees can expect a lively, expansive discussion of how archives unfold in our everyday lives.

This conversation is sponsored by Decker Library, in collaboration with the Art History Department.

Panel: The Preservation and Presence of Textiles in Library and Museum Collections

The Preservation and Presence of Textiles in Library and Museum Collections: A Panel and Discussion

This panel brings together a unique group of librarians and conservators from the Library of Congress and The Textile Museum at the George Washington University, to discuss the presence and preservation of textiles and textile-related items. Panelists will give short presentations, discussing preservation tactics for textiles in library and museum settings. Following this, there will be a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public via Webex. Please complete the Eventbrite registration to attend this event.

Panelists

– Dan Paterson (Senior Conservator, Book Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Library of Congress)
– Eiichi Ito (Japanese Reference Specialist, Asian Division, Library of Congress)
– Kathy Woodrell (Reference Specialist, Decorative Arts and Architecture, Researcher and Reference Services Division, Library of Congress)
– Maria Fusco (Chief Conservator, The Textile Museum at the George Washington University)
– Yasmeen Khan (Head, Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Library of Congress)

Moderators

– Charlotte Giles (South Asia reference librarian, Asian Division, Library of Congress)
– Jonathan Loar (South Asia reference librarian, Asian Division, Library of Congress)