UPDATE: An ARLIS invitation from Bloomsbury–if you RSVP-ed…

If you RSVP-ed to join us at the ARLIS lunch, here are the coordinates:

Friday, May 2, 12:30

Cure (restaurant)

Grand Hyatt Hotel (conference hotel)

1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Questions: contact Kevin Ohe at kevin.ohe@bloomsbury.com



RSVP: behind-the-scenes Lace and Quilts Tour of the National Museum of American History

There are still some places left for the behind-the-scenes Lace and Quilts Tour of the National Museum of American History.  Don’t miss this opportunity to view this marvelous collection!

If interested, call or email ARLIS Customer care (see below) to have the tour added to your registration.  Otherwise, you may wait until you arrive at the conference’s registration/hospitality desk where you can sign up for any available tours – IF there’s still room available.

Hope to see you there!



A behind-the-scenes Lace and Quilts Tour of the collections storage areas of the National Museum of American History.The group will be divided in two and each group of 8 will see both the lace and the quilt collections.

Maximum Participants: 16

Fee: Free

Accessibility: Walking and standing

Transportation: Transportation will be by Metro’s Blue and Orange line from Metro Center to the Federal Triangle Station. The Smartrip Metro fare is $2.10 outgoing (peak fare until 9:30am) and $1.70 on return. Paper Metro card is $3.10 outgoing, and $2.70 on return. Please meet the tour shepherd near the shoe shine stand in the hotel lobby at 9:15am. Tour shepherd will depart at 9:30am.

NOTE: If you have already registered for the conference and want to add a tour, you must contact ARLIS Customer Care Center to have your registration amended.

Customer Care Center (website access and conference registration)
Hours: Monday to Thursday (7:00AM-7:00PM Central) and Friday (7:00AM-3:30PM Central)
Contact: 800-817-0621 ext. 450, 414-908-4954 ext. 450


Call for Presentations: 2014 Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary

Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Thursday, October 23, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014
LIM College, New York City, NY
Call for Presentations
Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Proposal Due Date: June 9, 2014
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fourth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three-day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and technology in fashion. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.
The theme for this year’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference is From Antiquity to Visionary. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and technology in fashion has evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collection development, collectors, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, ephemera, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, librarians, libraries, magazines, mapping & data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, museums, new media, oral history, patrons, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, product development, rare books, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, and trend reporting.
Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author(s) and an abstract of the 15 minute paper or presentations (<500 words). Email the proposal to proposals@limcollege.edu. Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the email and as a PDF or Word attachment. The proposal due date is Monday, June 9, 2014.
Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Monday, June 23, 2014.
At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference and present the paper.
The event will take place in the LIM College Maxwell Hall (216 E. 45th Street between Second & Third Avenues) and Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).
About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in four buildings in Manhattan, the College’s unique curriculum combines in-class instruction with required fashion industry internships. LIM College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with tracks in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, and Visual Merchandising, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for 75 years.
About the LIM College Library and Archives
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College’s major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consists of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organized, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.
Additional Information & Contact
For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now & Then Conference or to view information about previous Fashion: Now & Then Conferences:
Fashion: Now & Then Website: http://lim.ent.sirsi.net/client/fnt
Fashion: Now & Then Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/
LIM College Website: http://www.limcollege.edu/

If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu

ARTstor: Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective Images

Giovanni Garcia-Fenech from ARTstor just wrote with the following message:


I just wanted to let you know that we’ve released installation photos from the Dallas Museum of Art, which include images of the travelling Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective that just opened in London last week.

A staff member wrote about the exhibition and the release here:



For more information, log onto ARTstor or contact Giovanni Garcia-Fenech from ARTstor <giovanni.garcia-fenech@artstor.org>


Exhibition – Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Exhibition:  Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Exhibition Dates: May 8–August 10, 2014
Exhibition Location: Anna Wintour Costume Center and first-floor Special Exhibition Galleries / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“The Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center will open on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion, on view from May 8 through August 10, 2014, which will examine the career of legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978).  The exhibition will be presented in two locations–the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum’s first floor.  The exhibition will explore James’s design process and his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today.”  (Read complete article via website link, above.)