ARLIS/NA Conference: Final call for papers & workshop idea submissions

Forwarded from ARLIS-L:

This is it…let us know how you are Colouring Outside the Lines!!!
The ARLIS/NA Program Committee wants to hear from
you!  P
aper and workshop ideas are being accepted through today, May 31,
2011.Follow the links on the conference webpage

 Stephanie J. Frontz

Art Librarian, Art/Music Library

Rush Rhees Library

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627


WWD: Fashion’s Exhibitionist Streak

Check out this article in May 28’s WWD: “Fashion’s Exhibitionist Streak.” I think it will interest everyone in our group.

“A slew of fashion exhibitions are on tap worldwide as museums seek to attract younger clientele and firms see them as ways to build brand awareness.”

Student research prizes offered by vendors?

A recent message on the ILI-list prompted this post. Does anyone know of students research prizes offered by database vendors for undergraduate research in the areas of fashion, textiles or costume? If so, please respond and I’ll create an area for student research prizes on our LibGuide so we can promote them to our students.

Having trouble posting?

Hi FTC’ers! I’m trying to make some improvements to the blog. It seems that some people are unable to post. I definitely want to encourage conversation here so, if anyone’s having trouble posting to the blog, please let me know. You can e-mail me at Thanks! Sandra (FTC SIG Moderator)

CFP deadline extended to May 20, 2011: Deconstructing Costume Histories session at CAA ARLIS-L] CFP deadline extended to May 20, 2011: Deconstructing Costume Histories session at CAA 2012

[Please pardon any cross-postings]


The co-organizers of this session have extended the CFP deadline to Friday, May 20, 2011.

Call for Participation

CAA 100th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2012 / Los Angeles, California

Co-organizers: Consuelo Gutierrez and Ian McDermott

 Deconstructing Costume Histories: Re-Reading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions

Theorists from Veblen to Simmel have argued that fashion originates from the styles of the elite, which drive sartorial representation within a given society. This session will look at fashion collections and exhibitions in museums and examine how collecting practices and curatorial decisions influence the study of the history of fashion with respect to the representation of minorities and the working class. Do these collections or exhibitions construct a homogeneous identity based on the lifestyle and experience of the leisure class? Have the fashions and styles in museums, magazines, and fashion shows become the foundation of a collective memory and history of fashion that is inherently non-inclusive? This panel invites papers discussing the diversity of costume and dress as experienced by minority, ethnic, and underprivileged economic groups and the representation of gender, race, and class in fashion collections and exhibitions. The panel also welcomes the examination of appropriation, nationalism, multiculturalism, colonialism/post-colonialism, subcultures, street fashion, and other related topics in light of fashion collections and exhibitions.

Please send completed submission form, a one to two page double-spaced abstract, a letter explaining the speaker’s interest and expertise in the topic, a current CV, and a sample of your work if relevant by May 20, 2011 to both organizers:
Consuelo Gutierrez:

Ian McDermott:

For full submission guidelines see the following:

Thank you,

Ian McDermott

Collection Development Associate


151 East 61st Street

New York, NY 10065

212.500.2413 tel

212.500.2401 fax