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Fashioning the Early Modern Presentation HERA Event Feb 2015


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A presentation from the HERA information day event in February 2015.

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Fashioning the Early Modern Presentation HERA Event Feb 2015

  1. 1. Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800
  2. 2. Research Questions • How and why did certain goods become fashionable in Early Modern Europe while others failed? • What were the mechanisms through which ideas about fashion were communicated across linguistic, social and geographic borders? • How can we use knowledge of fashion innovations from the past to inform creative practices today?
  3. 3. Project PIs • Evelyn Welch, Queen Mary, University of London • Lesley Miller, Victoria and Albert Museum, London • Peter McNeil, Institute for Fashion Studies, University of Stockholm • Marie-Louise Nosch and Maj Ringaard, Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen • Paula Hohti, Collegium for Advanced Studies, Helsinki
  4. 4. Project Associates/Partners • Paul Ormerod, Volterra Consulting (Economist) • Nordiske Museet, Stockholm • Livrustkammeren, Stockholm • National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen • Design Museum, Copenhagen
  5. 5. Activities • Early Career Training Sessions in Museum collections • Workshops and conferences for Academics, Designers & Trademark lawyers • Participation in major international conferences (CIETA, Copenhagen) • Research data collection in archives in Italy, England, France, Sweden and Denmark • Mapping of surviving materials in museums collections
  6. 6. Outputs • Monographs and peer-reviewed articles • Edited volume based on final conference • Edition of textile sample book, V&A • Website Information that will be used by all museum partners • Support for the redesign of Europe, 1600- 1800 Galleries, V&A • Podcasts available from the V&A website
  7. 7. V&A Europe, 1600-1800 Galleries
  8. 8. Lessons Learned • Make sure you understand what each partner needs from the project • Have at least one output that can only be delivered if your work effectively together • Get commitment from the institutions as well as from the individuals involved • Ensure you support postdocs/PhDs inside and outside your project – they add real value • Allow for serendipity • Enjoy yourselves! Having fun together keeps the network together