Dr. Kimberly Chrisman Campbell, art historian specializing in fashion and textiles, will present a lecture titled, "Other People's Clothes: The Study, Display, and Defense of Historic Dress in Museums," in the Hampton Room from 12-1 p.m.
illuminates not just individual lives but collective values and
experiences. Curators, conservators, and scholars study and preserve
other people’s clothes in order to understand the past. Thanks to modern technology, we can now appreciate historic garments in ways their original beholders—and wearers—could not. This
talk will explore how--and why--museums collect and display historic
clothing, examining current trends in museum practice with an emphasis
on recent acquisitions and exhibitions in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an independent fashion and textile historian.
She is a former Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Huntington Library and
Research Scholar in Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art. Her work on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French fashion has appeared in Costume, Textile History, Dress, and Eighteenth-Century Studies, as well as in several books and exhibition catalogs, most recently Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 (Prestel, 2010) and Paris: Life and Luxury in the Eighteenth Century (Getty Publications, 2011).
The Hampton Room is located above the Malott Commons Dining Hall on 9th Street and Columbia Avenue.