Thanks to a Teaching Institute grant from FIT, I was able to travel to a number of other countries while in Europe on this Fulbright project. My goal was to investigate how different cities view fashion, especially from the perspective of history. Do they have a museum specifically devoted to fashion? Do they showcase clothing in their art or history museums? Do they show as much menswear as women’s dress? Is it presented in a gendered way – is it more likely that you’ll see men in military dress than court dress?
These trips have been an invaluable part of my research – not just to see what treasures are in the museums, but what current trends are in museum exhibition design and presentation.
To see blog posts on my travels, look at the different categories under “Travels” in the “category” menu to the right, or click here.