The all new Europeana Fashion

Europeana Fashion has a new look! We are still presenting the fashion-and costume collections from European museums and institutions (over 540.000 items by now!), but you can now explore the collections in a completely new way. Let us fill you in on what is new.

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The first new feature is the theme section on top. You can discover items from the collections curated around a specific topic, such as prints or fashion illustration. The themes will be regularly refreshed, but you can still browse all previous themes via the theme menu on top. Immediately below the theme section, you can browse even more items gathered around more generic topics, such as sketches or couture.

The Europeana Fashion Tumblr is also part of the new website. For nearly two years, museums and brands around Europe have used our Tumblr as a platform to showcase content that has never been published online before. You can now see the latest posts on Tumblr directly on the website.

Searching the collections in Europeana Fashion has also been altered. Items are now presented in a visual way, similar to Pinterest or Tumblr, letting you browse items more intuitively. However, when hovering over an image you can see a description of the item. You can still rely on the trustwhorthy information provided by the museum or institution hosting the item.

At Europeana Fashion, we continue to make improvements to make discovering Europe’s best fashion-and costume collections an even better experience every time you visit. Do let us know your thoughts via communication@europeanafashion.eu or #eurfashion.

Save The Date! Europeana Fashion Conference DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES – 24, 25 and 26 February 2015 in Antwerp

In collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Europeana Fashion hosts its third annual conference in Antwerp on 24, 25 and 26 February 2015.

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In collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Europeana Fashion hosts its third annual conference in Antwerp on 24, 25 and 26 February 2015.

The conference DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES explores the future of digital fashion
initiatives, bringing together a multitude of online fashion platforms and innovative
perspectives from the cultural heritage industry.

FEBRUARY 24 | KEYNOTE LECTURES

On the first day, the conference examines ways in which digital content can be
worked into a valuable experience for its consumers as well as the evolving role
of digital content in business models for fashion. Participants are encouraged to
evaluate their own role in the future landscape of fashion.

FEBRUARY 25 | WORKSHOPS

On the second day, various workshops and debates allow participants to delve
deeper into the ideas presented on the first day. Use cases, challenges, best
practices and how-to’s offer in-depth insights and practical detail for anyone who
wants to be part of the future of fashion online. Topics that will be covered are
intellectual property in a digital environment, digital skills required in tomorrow’s
fashion world, how to contribute content to Europeana Fashion, and more.

FEBRUARY 24, 25 & 26 | SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The conference is complemented by a range of off-programme social activities to
let participants connect with each other as well as explore the Belgian fashion and
heritage scene. These activities take place on 24, 25 and 26 February. Participants
can sign up for these events independently from the conference.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the conference and social activities is open from the end of
November 2014 onwards. To receive a notification when registration opens,
please sign up for the Europeana Fashion newsletter here. For more information: communication@europeanafashion.eu

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Europeana Fashion is a network of 22 partners from 12 European countries that represents the leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain. The network aggregates and provides to Europeana outstanding and rich material about the history of European fashion. By February 2015, Europeana Fashion will have made available online over 700.000 fashion-and costume related items, such as historical dresses, accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, fashion catalogues, and more. Over 400.000 items are already accessible on europeanafashion.eu and europeana.eu. For more information: communication@europeanafashion.eu

MoMu is one of the founding partners of the Europeana Fashion project as well as a content provider.

Vote Europeana Fashion to Madrid! Thank you for your support.

At the end of this month, representatives from all Europeana projects will gather in Madrid for Europeana’s annual conference. Everyone was invited to deliver a short and inspiring talk about their project during the conference. 26 proposals for talks were submitted, but only 6 will be selected to present. Europeana Fashion wants to present its visual fashion thesaurus and its openly licensed drawings at the conference. Will you vote for Europeana Fashion and help us present our project in Madrid?

At the end of this month, representatives from all Europeana projects will gather in Madrid for Europeana’s annual conference. Everyone was invited to deliver a short and inspiring talk about their project during the conference. 26 proposals for talks were submitted, but only 6 will be selected to present. Europeana Fashion wants to present its visual fashion thesaurus and its openly licensed drawings at the conference. Will you vote for Europeana Fashion and help us present our project in Madrid?

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A selection of drawings by David Ring for Europeana Fashion’s visual fashion thesaurus. CC0.

To take its 11-language fashion thesaurus to the next level, Europeana Fashion commissioned Hungarian fashion student David Ring to make an illustration of each object type in the thesaurus hierarchy. The goal: to create the first open digital visual thesaurus on fashion.

Europeana Fashion partners MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp and Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels teamed up with the newly founded Wikimedia Belgium to take the illustrations even further. They are working to digitise and release each of the approximately 250 beautiful ink-on-paper illustrations under a CC0 license on Wikimedia Commons, before the end of October 2014.

The illustrations, basic in black-and-white and rich in detail, will not only serve to enhance searching Europeana Fashion content through visual classification or to support Wikipedia articles, but they could play an instrumental role in Europeana’s goal to promote and enable greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by creative industries.

Do you want to help us present this special project at the annual Europeana conference in Madrid on 30 and 31 October, then please vote before 8 October. It will only take 2-3 minutes of your time. This is how:

1. Vote for talk no. 12 Size CC0 Fits All: Releasing Fashion Illustration in the Public Domain via https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VQRFKFX

You have to be a Europeana Network Member to vote. If you are not yet one, you can register as one. Everyone affialited with digita cultural heritage can become one. This is how:

1. Go to http://pro.europeana.eu/network/apply and sign up.

Thank you for your support!

Latest News from Europeana Fashion

We just published our latest newsletter with news about:

– over 300.000 objects now available in the portal www.europeanafashion.eu, among which a lovely set of fashion illustration from Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris

– video footage of the 2014 conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, you cna now watch all the lectures online

– the new look of the Tumblr, plus all curations are now ordered by theme

– the upcoming conference in February 2015 in Antwerp, it will take place in the last week of February

– call for contributions, we’d love to hear how you are using Europeana Fashion or if you would like to propose a project with Europeana Fashion content, contact us via communication@europeanafashion.eu

Read the full newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/0XUdb
If you don’t yet receive the Europeana Newsletter, you can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/tH8fz

Thank you!

 

Gabrielle de Pooter

Communication Advisor Online Media Europeana Fashion Project

At MoMu Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp

 

Europeana Fashion to host second International Conference at Victoria and Albert Museum on 9 April 2014

In collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Europeana Fashion is hosting its second international conference “Made in Italy: re-use of fashion heritage and new digital perspectives” on 9 April 2014 in London. The conference will examine the fascinating intersection of fashion archives and the digital world.

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2006 Caleidoscopio Gorizia – Archivio Missoni © Missoni S.p.A

In the light of the V&A’s latest exhibition “The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014”, the conference approaches the theme of the digital re-use of fashion heritage from the particular view of Italian fashion houses, museums and archives.

These institutions do not only guard brands’ patrimonies, they play an active role in the creativity and production of these brands. Nowadays managing heritage does not mean to look back nostalgically but instead to draw codes and values from the past to make them relevant for contemporary contexts and new hybrids. The materials kept in archives inspire future collections, underpin marketing campaigns and support cultural productions, such as exhibitions, special projects or fashion film.

Ongoing dissemination of archives via the Internet now allows a continuously growing audience to discover and re-use fashion materials. This particular digital context in combination with archives’ potential to generate new forms of fashion culture and fashion communication is what this conference seeks to explore.

Speakers include Jane Reeve, CEO of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and Luca Missoni, Creative Director at Missoni as well as noted fashion historians such as Amandia Triossi from the Bulgari Heritage Collection.

The conference is the second in a series of three annual international conferences organised by Europeana Fashion that explores the relationship between the fashion industry, the digital world and the Internet. This conference is co-funded by the European Commission within the ICT Policy Support Programme.

Register for the conference. Attendance of the conference is free, but registration is required. View full programme.

Wed 9 April 2014 10:30-17:30 Victoria and Albert Museum The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, London

Fashion Edit-a-Thon Les Arts Décoratifs 22 March 2014

The next in our series of Europeana Fashion edit-a-thons will take place at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris on 22 March 2014. You are invited to come and write about the theme fashion and craftmanship on Wikipedia!

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Collection Rosine Buhler, 1920-1950. The library of Les Arts Décoratifs has great resources you can use during the fashion edit-a-thon © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Not only will you learn how to write on Wikipedia, edit-a-thons are also a great way to meet like-minded people from all corners of the fashion sector and there will be plenty of networking opportunities during the breakfast, lunch and drinks after.

You can also participate in a tour of the museum’s latest fashion exhibition Dries Van Noten – Inspirations. The exhibition perfectly completements the theme of the day “fashion and craftmanship” as Dries Van Noten is known for his intricate detailing.

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The edit-a-thon will take place in the beautiful library of Les Arts Décoratifs © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Participating in the fashion edit-a-thon is entirely free. You can register via fashion-editathon@lesartsdecoratifs.fr.

Please note that an introduction to writing on Wikipedia will take place at Les Arts Décoratifs on 13 March from 16h until 18h. The working language of both days is French. You can find more information on the website of Les Arts Décoratifs.

Programme 22 March (subject to small changes):

8h30-9h00       welcome with a small French breakfast
9h00-9h30       presentations
9h30-10h00     start writing
12h30-13h15   lunch
13h15-14h00   exhibition visit Dries Van Noten – Inspirations
14h00-17h00 continue writing, snacks and drinks available
17h00-17h30   putting text online, end of session
17h30-………  drinks

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Europeana Fashion Publishes Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights

What do Chanel’s interlocking Cs, Louboutin’s red sole and David Bowie’s stage costumes have in common? The answer is they are all protected by intellectual property (IP).

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In collaboration with the Europeana Foundation, Europeana Fashion is publishing guidelines on how to manage IP in fashion content. By releasing these guidelines, the Europeana Foundation and Europeana Fashion want to promote awareness around sharing and re-using intellectual property in-and outside the fashion domain and provide support in a time of proliferation of cultural content in both on and offline media.

The guidelines were originally developed in 2012-2013 by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), partner in the Europeana Fashion project, to provide content providers to the Europeana Fashion portal with a pragmatic approach to securing permission from rights holders. Europeana Fashion has recognised the potential usefulness for professionals in galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAMs) and creative industries and wishes to share this best practice with others in the cultural heritage sector.

Intellectual Property Manager at the V&A, says

“Fashion is as important as any other art or design practice and from established design houses like Chanel to emerging designers, it’s crucial their work is appropriately protected. Cultural institutions have a responsibility to pursue best practice, give credit where credit is due and educate others in a virtual world.”

Download the IPR guidelines from Europeana Fashion.
Download the Europeana Fashion Press Release – Europeana Fashion Launches IP Guidelines

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