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From the Pleasure of Preserving to the Pleasure of Displaying - The Politics of Fashion in the Museum

Submissão de artigos até 15 de maio de 2017
Quando 2017-05-15
de 00:00 até 00:00
Onde Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
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Organização: Instituto de História Contemporânea da FCSH/NOVA e Centro de investigação em Arquitectura, Urbanismo e Design - FAUL

The recent rise of the blockbuster fashion exhibition has underpinned a renewed interest in the topic of garment curation and preservation, encouraging academics from emerging disciplines, such as museum studies and fashion studies, as well as established institutions, to re-evaluate the presence of fashion in the museum. This increasing institutional and curatorial interest has led to a new research dynamics centered around the museum as an agency that can broaden and deepen our understanding of fashion.

New museological approaches tend to use fashion to increase institutional appeal, by focusing on strategies that prompt new understandings of the history of apparel and a critical approach towards its presence in museums, and to reflect an institutional desire to contextualise and integrate fashion into specific social and economic historical circumstances.

This symposium will focus on the challenges, possibilities and multidisciplinary aspects involved in the exhibition of fashion in a museological and curatorial context. We welcome proposals for papers and presentations that explore the following themes from diverse perspectives and approaches, by researchers and practitioners, as well as by practice-based researchers.

Scholars and researchers from all related academic and practice-based fields and are invited to submit proposals.

The conference will be held in English.

We invite researchers and practitioners to send us their proposals by Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Participants will be notified by Tuesday 4 April 2017.

Presenters wishing to submit a proposal for a paper presentation of 20 minutes (max.) are required to provide their name, email address, the title of the paper, an abstract (300-350 words), 5 key bibliographical references, 5 keywords and a short biography (100-150 words) to the following email: museum.fashion.politics@gmail.com

 

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