I have been invited to speak at the annual symposium held by University of Pennsylvania’s Wolf Humanities Center. The topic of the 2019 symposium is “Stuff” and will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
I'm thrilled to be one of the only conservators presenting at the renowned international Costume Colloquium held in Florence, Italy. Taking this year's theme of "textiles in fashion" as my cue, my paper is called "Triumph and Tragedy: Polyurethane's Fashionable Rise and Chemical Fall". The topic builds off of my PhD studies into the preservation and conservation of polyurethane.
I will be discussing the Conservator's collection of inherent vice at the groundbreaking Fashion Unraveled Colloquium: Memory, Wear, and Imperfection in Dress. I'm thrilled to be presenting alongside its stellar group of organizers Colleen Hill, Alexis Romano, and Ellen Sampson!