Goldstein Museum Events

The Goldstein Museum of Design (my former employer) is having an exhibition on ethnic dress and are hosting a series of corresponding events.

The exhibit is entitled: EXPRESSIONS OF STABILITY AND CHANGE: ETHNIC DRESS AND FOLK COSTUME and it runs February 7–June 14, 2009.

Below you’ll find a list of the panel discussions and talks that you might find of interest. One in particular to note will be with Dr. Joanne B. Eicher, Regents Professor Emerita, who is the chair of my dissertation committee.

Panel Discussion: “Retention of Traditions and the Immigrant Experience.” Discussion moderator: Dr. Kate Daly, Panelists: Nimo Farah, Seexeng Lee, Jorge Panchi; Thursday, February 26, 2009, 6 PM, Room 33 McNeal Hall. Reception.

Presentation: “The Re-invention of Scandinavian Folk Dress in the Nineteenth Century,” by Laurann Gilbertson, Textile Curator, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, Iowa, Thursday, March 12, 2009, 6 PM, Room 274 McNeal Hall. Reception.

Presentation: “Kalabari Dress of Nigeria as an Example of Cultural Authentication,” by Dr. Joanne B. Eicher, Regents Professor Emerita, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Thursday, April 2, 2009, 6 PM, Room 274 McNeal Hall. Reception.

Presentation: “Somali Immigrants in Minnesota and Scandinavia: Cultural Authenticity and Economic Dynamism,” by Dr. Benny Carlson, Professor of Economic History, University of Lund, Sweden and 2008 Cornelia Malmberg Fellow, The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, Thursday, April 23, 2009, 6 PM, Room 274 McNeal Hall. Reception.

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