Contributor Jill Morena

Contributor and Book Reviews EditorJill Morena is Assistant Curator of Costumes and Personal Effects at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.  She holds an MA in Art History, with an emphasis on the intersection of artistic practice and fashion vocabulary in the work of Marcel Duchamp.  She recently completed her MSIS in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013; her thesis explored notions of authenticity and authority in original and reproduction film costume through the multiple perspectives of conservation, film studies, Benjamin’s aura, embodiment, and audience perception. Her primary research interest is the preservation, documentation, and representation of clothing and costume in museums and archives.

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