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Professional Development of Curators and Collection Managers of Historic Textile and Clothing Collections: A Conceptual Framework

Authors
  • Sara B. Marcketti (Iowa State University)
  • Jennifer F. Gordon (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Textile and clothing collections have significant value in learning and teaching within the fashion studies curriculum. Staff and faculty of historic textile and clothing collections teach, research, and create and disseminate public scholarship to diverse stakeholders within university campuses and local communities, and nationally and internationally through digital archives, exhibitions, and virtual programming. We present a conceptual model, "Dimensions of Activities Related to Curatorial Practice and Collections Management" (DARCCM), as a means of articulating the scope of museum curatorial and collections work within higher education, including the foundational and often hidden labor necessary to achieve successful public-facing outcomes, such as exhibitions. The model will help those working within collections, as well as academic leaders, to envision a collection's existing and potential impact and assert their value in supporting the academic missions of programs, departments, and ultimately, their institutions of higher education.

Keywords: Historic textile and clothing collections, labor, curation, collections management, conceptual model, Labor, Curation, Collections management, Conceptual model

How to Cite:

Marcketti, S. B. & Gordon, J. F., (2022) “Professional Development of Curators and Collection Managers of Historic Textile and Clothing Collections: A Conceptual Framework”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.13742

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Published on
15 Sep 2022
Peer Reviewed