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Heritage Day 2014

Erfgoeddag2014

Mark your agendas, because on Sunday April 27th it’s Heritage Day (Erfgoeddag)! All day you can enjoy an all-round offer of heritage in museums, archives and heritage libraries through Flanders and Brussels for free. This year’s theme will be ‘Without Boundaries’.

Postcard from Axel, The Netherlands from the Wiebe Stodel collection, Photo: MoMu - Collection

Postcard from Axel, The Netherlands from the Wiebe Stodel collection, Photo: MoMu – Collection

The MoMu Library presents an installation with its elaborate collection of regional clothing. Most of this collection comes from the Dutch private collector Wiebe Stodel (acquired by MoMu in 2001).

Chinese figurine representing Mo Zhongli a character from a Chinese play

Chinese figurine representing Mo Zhongli a character from a Chinese play from the Wiebe Stodel collection, Photo: MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp

Over a period of thirty years, Stodel built up a collection of books on traditional costumes from all over the world. By 1993 he had acquired more than 6.000 books on traditional dress, jewellery, body-decoration and hairstyles. He did not only collect books, but also postcards, pictures and other documentation. On Erfgoeddag we will introduce both the collection and the collector.

Ethnical costume at SHOW2013, the graduation show of the Antwerp Fashion Department, Photo: Etienne Tordoir - Catwalkpictures.com

Ethnical costume at SHOW2013, the graduation show of the Antwerp Fashion Department, Photo: Etienne Tordoir – Catwalkpictures.com

In addition to the above, the MoMu Gallery presents the ethnical costumes of 14 students from the Antwerp Fashion Department.