I am a member of the organizing committee for a groundbreaking conference on the conservation and research of costume and accessories held at the Abegg-Stiftung and hosted by ICOM-CC Textile Working Group. We have a stellar program of papers focusing on object histories, scientific advances, exhibition and display techniques, and more. Besides moderating sessions, I am sitting on a panel discussing methodological approaches to fashion conservation with professionals that have had a huge influence on my work, including Dinah Eastop and Mary Brooks. I can’t wait!
I’m thrilled to part of this panel on fashion curation alongside so many people I admire!
Marco Pecorari, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Program Director, MA Fashion Studies, Parsons Paris
Sarah Scaturro, Head Conservator, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Simona Segre Reinach, Associate Professor of Fashion Studies, Bologna University
Karen van Godtsenhoven, Associate Curator, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Annamari Vänskä, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Fashion Research, Department of Design, Aalto University
Hazel Clark, Ph.D., FRSA, Professor of Fashion Studies and Design Studies, Parsons School of Design
Francesca Granata, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, Parsons School of DesignI
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 looking forward to being a panel speaker at a private, invite-only event hosted by the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. Using the topic of “the future of artisans” as a prompt, I’ll be joined on the panel by Taryn Bird, Director of Kate Spade's On Purpose program, Kristin Schneider, Chief Marketing Officer for Nest, and Dr. Mary McBride, Chair of Pratt’s Design Management graduate program. After the panel, the curated guest list will engage in break out conversations on globalization, urbanization, finance and new technologies influencing the sustainability of craft in an era of fast fashion.
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!