This month, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (IMJ) is at the helm of our Tumblr, curating it with images from its Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe exhibition. The images unveil an exceptional range of clothing worn by Jews in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from around the world.
We invite creative students between 13 and 19 years old and schools to take part in the Europeana Video Remix! Compose a video with materials from one of Europeana's archives, submit the link to the video and have a chance at winning great prizes!
Last week saw the second in our series of three international conferences, themed "Made in Italy: re-use of fashion heritage and new digital perspectives". Speakers and attendees flocked to beautiful Victoria & Albert Museum in London to discuss fashion and digital from a particular Italian perspective, tying into the museum's latest exhibition on the glamour of Italian fashion.
This April, the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation curates our Tumblr around the tradition of Greek women's local dress from the 18th century until the early 20th century. The tradition is characterised by its splendid choice of fabrics, embroidery, colours and jewellery.
In an effort to improve fashion knowledge online, Europeana Fashion organises a series of “edit-a-thons” with Wikimedia, during which fashion enthusiasts and professionals get together to improve fashion knowledge on Wikipedia. In order to help other organisations also set up an edit-a-thon, we created the Europeana Fashion Edit-a-thon Handbook.
Paris, breeding ground of legendary couturiers like Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, was the location for the latest fashion edit-a-thon. On March 22nd, a varied group of fashion-experts, enthusiasts, students and designers joined forces at Les Arts Décoratifs to write new fashion-related articles and improve existing ones on Wikipedia.
The Luigi Chiarini Library is the fourth of our new associate partners. The Library, devoted to collecting materials around cinematogrophy, has a special collection dedicated to fashion and costumes.
Theatre and cinema costume have now entered the Europeana Fashion network through the Cerratelli Foundation! Our latest associate partner preserves over 25.000 stage costumes from Italian cinema and theatre.
This month will see the opening of the exhibition Birds of Paradise. Plumes & Feathers in Fashion at MoMu in Antwerp. For the occassion, the curatorial team is feathering up our Tumblr and Pinterest nest with images from its research for the exhibition.
On 9 April the second International Europeana Fashion Conference will take place at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (V&A). The conference examines the fascinating intersection of fashion archives and the digital world.