Have you heard about Europeana Fashion yet? It’s an attempt to the take the fashion-related collections from a number of European museums and put them into one big database. Sounds cool right? Well it is!
digital collections of extant garments
I’ve been posting tons of new links on the Digital Collections of Extant Clothing over the past few months. (Clearly, I haven’t been doing much sewing-wise!)
Here’s what’s new since the last time I called your attention the page:
- Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe – Collection highlights
- Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery – Collection database
- Centralne Muzeum Wlókiennictwa – Collection highlights
- Deutsches Ledermuseum, Offenbach – Collection highlights – of interest are both the Shoe Museum and Museum for Applied Arts
- Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld – Collection highlights
- Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg – Collection database
- Musée du Costume et du Textile du Québec – Collection highlights
- Museo de la Moda – Collection highlights
- Museu Textil i d’Indumentaria – Collection highlights
- Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg – Collection highlights
- Muzeum ve Skutci – Collection highlights
- Portugese cross-museum collection database
- Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha – Collection highlights
- Tirelli Costumi – Collection highlights of real period costumes, not reproductions [thanks to those who pointed this out, it took me a while to figure out that they had some real pieces, not just repros!]
- University of North Carolina – Collection database
Added a few new links to the Digital Collections of Extant Costume, all marked with an asterisk (*). I wanted to give a particular shout-out to Hana Marmota, the Dreamstress, and Sabine for their help in tracking down online collections from Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the US!
Tons of new resources, and some repaired links, in the Digital Collections of Extant Costume directory. Lots of new collections databases, plus I’ve been adding in some online exhibitions.
I’ve marked any new additions with an *, and any repaired links with an #.
I think this is my favorite thing I’ve found today, from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum:
Gah — I’ve been updating the Digital Collections of Extant Costumes directory for a while now, and even marked the new listings with an *, and keep MEANING to let you know that it’s been updated, and totally failing.
So! It’s updated! New listings! Some of which were suggested by you, and I am flaky and forgetting who found what, so consider me very thankful if scatterbrained.
New stuff includes:
- Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (Belgium)
- Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs, which has an amazing collection, has FINALLY put up a few quality photos of items in their collections (France)
- Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil de Terrassa (Spain)
- Glasgow Museums (United Kingdom)
- Museum of London (United Kingdom)
- Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (UK)
- Kent State University Museums (US)
Am I the only one who hasn’t noticed that the Kyoto Costume Institute has FINALLY revamped their digital gallery? Now there are nice, clear, high resolution photos (some with Flash zoom), where before there were tiny, dingy, meh photos. Yay!
There is some serious costume porn going on in there!
For example, check out this c. 1765 robe a la francaise. Whoa!