JOB POSTING: Temporary Librarian – The Costume Institute, New York, NY

The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking a candidate for a part-time position of a Temporary Librarian for the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library located in the Costume Institute department. This is a four-day, 28 hours per week, position.

The Temporary Librarian will perform a variety of public and technical services functions in the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library for six months while the librarian is on maternity leave. Working in close coordination with Watson staff, this position will provide public service for the Costume Institute Library’s varied clientele including department staff and visiting researchers, mediating access to the collection.  Other tasks include selecting new materials, prepare periodicals for binding, assist with the processing backlogs of un-cataloged material and digitization projects.

See  http://libmma.org/portal/temporary-librarian-the-costume-institute/ for a complete description of the position and of the Museum libraries.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements above, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: lib.search@metmuseum.org with “Temporary Librarian, The Costume Institute” in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

180,000 Copyright Free Images Made Available through NYPL

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This has been floating around various sites recently, but I thought I would also share the news on the FTC SIG blog. The New York Public Library has digitized over 180,000 high-resolution images that are copyright free. This is another amazing resource for our students and faculty to gain inspiration from.

For more information, check out NYPL.org.

Introducing Nicole LaMoreaux, our new FTC SIG Vice-Moderator

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Hi, my name is Nicole LaMoreaux and I’m excited to be the new vice moderator for the FTC SIG! I’m originally from Alabama, but moved to New York for my undergraduate studies (I started out at Pratt Institute for fashion design and then moved onto the Fashion Institute of Technology to study Fashion Merchandising Management and Advertising, Marketing, and Communications). In 2009, my boyfriend and I moved up to Buffalo, NY to attend the University at Buffalo for our library science degrees.

Since I can remember I’ve always been infatuated with fashion and now I can proudly say I love what I do. I’m the Reference and Instruction Librarian at LIM College. We specialize in the business of fashion. You might have seen my name recently on the FTC blog and that is because I’m also the organizer of the Fashion: Now & Then Conference. We are excited for the fifth annual conference that will be held in October of this year. We hope to see some of you send in proposals for the conference as well as attend this year’s conference.

I look forward to working with Carla-Mae and all of the SIG members during the next couple of years!


Nicole will be taking over as FTC SIG moderator at the ARLIS/NA Conference in Seattle in 2016. Interested in leading the SIG in the future? Consider becoming a blog assistant – commit to posting at least once or twice a month on topics that will be of interest to FTC librarians. Contact Carla-Mae Crookendale at cmcrookendale@vcu.edu to learn more.

 

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.

NEW! Journals from Intellect’s Fashion Collection

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“Fashion, alongside films, drama, art and design, is our culture’s mode of expressing itself. Fashion offers us something to project our identity onto, and over the years it helps build an individual’s as well as a community’s life story. It is for this reason that fashion publishing has a natural home at Intellect.”

Intellect is now offering several scholarly journals dedicated to the fashion and costume subjects. Article content in each journal covers a wide spectrum of cultural trends and interests regarding clothing. You’ll be happy to find that all first issues of each journal are available for free! Also, articles can be explored and read conveniently on a tablet or smartphone. For information about subscription, please go the journal website or email the Sales Department (nicola@intellectbooks.com). Journal titles which may be of interest include:

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture

The Fashion, Style & Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed journal specifically dedicated to the area of fashion scholarship and its interfacings with popular culture.

Clothing Cultures

This journal intends to embrace issues and themes that are both universal and personal, addressing [and dressing] us all.

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty

The Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty is the first journal dedicated to the critical examination of fashion and beauty systems as symbolic spaces of production and reproduction, representation and communication of artifacts, meanings, social practices, and visual or textual renditions of cloth, clothing and appearance.

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion is exclusively focused on men’s dress and topics of gender, identity, sexuality, culture, marketing and business.

Film, Fashion & Consumption

Film, Fashion & Consumption is a peer-reviewed journal designed to provide an arena for the discussion of research, methods and practice within and between the fields of film, fashion, design, history, art history and heritage.

International Journal of Fashion Studies

The International Journal of Fashion Studies is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that fosters the worldwide diffusion of Fashion Studies.

Studies in Costume & Performance (The first issue will be published in 2016)

The journal will bring together experts in costume, scenography, performance, fashion and curation as well as critically engaged practitioners and designers to reflect and debate costume in performance, its reception in production, exhibition and in academic critical discourse.

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

 

Film Costume Exhibit at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah

Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art just opened a new exhibit called, “Cut! Costume and the Cinema” last week. This exhibit features 40 period costumes worn by film actors and actress like Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Daniel Craig and more. The costumes are presented by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England.

The Museum of Art opened the exhibit with a reception in a Hollywood Red Carpet style with photo opportunities and refreshments. Later in the evening, the museum hosted an outdoor movie showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) in their sculpture garden. The reception was well attended by the university and local community.

This is the first time Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art has exhibited costumes. Hopefully there will be more exhibits like this in the future!

To see more information about the exhibit: http://moa.byu.edu/cut-costume-and-the-cinema/