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Combining Innovative Teaching, Field Experience, Public Service, and Recruitment: Creating a Museum Exhibit as a Collaborative Effort Between Visual Merchandising and Historic Costume Courses

Authors
  • Phyllis Bell Miller (Mississippi State University)
  • Wanda Cheek (Mississippi State University)

Abstract

In order to provide students with experience in display, digital technology, the preparation and display of artifacts, copy and speech writing, and public speaking, the visual merchandising (VM) and historic costume (HC) courses collaborated on the creation of a museum exhibit consisting of six displays. The purpose of the exhibit was also to give exposure to the school and its historic costume collection, to promote public awareness of the apparel major, to encourage costume donations, and to recruit students. The exhibit focused on the Titanic and was located at the city's public library.

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Miller, P. B. & Cheek, W., (1998) “Combining Innovative Teaching, Field Experience, Public Service, and Recruitment: Creating a Museum Exhibit as a Collaborative Effort Between Visual Merchandising and Historic Costume Courses”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 1999(1).

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31 Dec 1998
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