Richard Martin Symposium: April 9, 2010

The Richard Martin Visual Culture symposium allows M.A. candidates for the Visual Culture: Costume Studies program at New York University  the opportunity to present their thesis research to a larger audience. Many museum professionals in the field attend, and it is a wonderful opportunity for networking and information gathering (especially if you are considering applying to the program). This year’s guest speaker, Madelyn Shaw is an Independent Curator and Museum Consultant. She was formerly curator at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Collections Manager for the Textile Museum, and was a co-author of American Silk, 1830 – 1930: Entrepreneurs And Artifacts.  Details for this year’s presentations (scheduled for this Friday) are below:

The Ninth Richard Martin Visual Culture Symposium

Guest Speaker, Madelyn Shaw Independent Curator and Museum Consultant
“Linking Meaning and Memory: The Civil War in Quilts and Context”
Presentations by M.A. Candidates in Costume Studies:

  • Fresh MCs and Fly Girls: Lyrical and Sartorial Style in Hip Hop 1979-1989 by Ericka Basile
  • He Kakahu Maori: Maori Cloaks in American Museums; Conservation, Storage and Display by Bethany Matai Edmunds
  • Wearable Art: An In-Depth Look at the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection by Allison Johnson
  • Taking Off: Flight Attendants’ Uniforms in the 1960s by Ariel da Fonte

Friday, April 9, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 pm
Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant Street New York, New York 10003 (212) 998-5700
~Reception to follow~

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