The aim of this post is to invite conservators working with ethnographic collections and participating in the ICOM-CC Working Group on Ethnographic Collections’ activities to take part in the survey to determine the most appropriate name for this working group. The survey deadline is tomorrow, 19th of June at 5pm Ottawa time. Continue reading
One of my current projects is to prepare for display three traditional costumes from the Danish islands of Fanø, Læsø and Amager, collected in the early 20th century. In search for the information concerning their original function and patterns of wear that would help me decide on the most appropriate conservation treatment and in mannequin making, I have found that the practice of wearing traditional dress is still alive on these islands. I plan to consult local communities to learn more about the costumes and their significance. There will be more to come as this project unfolds.