There are many interesting tours planned for those attending the upcoming ARLIS conference in Seattle, but none of them have a fashion focus. I’ve reached out to The Henry Art Gallery, and a couple of their curators have agreed to give the FTC SIG a personalized introduction to their Costume and Textile collection right after our SIG business meeting on Thursday, March 10.
To help plan our visit, the Henry staff have invited us to take a look at their collections and let them know what we’d like to see:
- Search the Henry collection online
- Browse the Costume and Textile Collection microsite – the costume section is conveniently arranged by themes like Status, Fad and Ceremony. We could choose a theme (or two) around which they develop a list of objects.
Have suggestions? Let me know via comments! Otherwise, we could always go with curators choice.
Please note: this is an informal plan! We’d be meeting at the Henry as a group, but each person will be responsible for getting themselves to and from on their own, and paying the $10 admission fee. The Henry is a 12-15min car ride and about a 20 min bus ride/walk away from the conference hotel, the Westin Seattle. Not being familiar with the King County Metro system, I’d suggest we try sharing taxis 🙂
Questions about the trip? You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
FTC SIG moderator