CFP: Costume Workbook

The International Council for Museums‘ (ICOM) Costume Committee is looking for contributions to the project “Clothes Tell Stories”, which will be launched at the 2013 meeting in Rio de Janeiro. Learn more about the program under “News – next annual meeting” on the Costume Committee website.

The Costume Workbook project is a web-based resource for museums, students, and the general public that demonstrates how costume can be used to tell stories by evoking personal aspects of history. Costume Committee members will contribute their historical costume expertise to the project in areas such as: terminology, exhibition techniques, successful labels, contemporary collecting, proper storage and handling, exhibition walk-throughs and more.

The Commitee is interested in using costume expertise to elicit more information from under-exposed costume in collections to help tell their stories. The Costume Workbook will help teach how to store, handle and show costume and accessories, bringing less-known historical costume out in the open and creating valuable new connections between museums and ICOM specialists.

For further information, contact the Costume Committee’s Chair, Katia Johansen at

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