Tag Archives: Jacoba de Jonge

Study Collections: A Challenging Context for Museums and Universities

On Thursday 29th September, University of Antwerp is holding a conference introducing its study collections project that has been on going since October 2014. The aim of this conference is to discuss the results obtained during the two-year study: used methods, findings and assessment of results. For the project two study collections were used as a case […]

Queens of the North Sea

At the start of the 20th century, during the Belle Epoque, Belgium’s seaside town Ostend was at its height as a fashionable European summer destination for the bourgeois families. New fashions were being bought and showed during the social activities, such as the races and golf tournaments, during the summer season. The role of Ostend […]

Living Fashion Timelapse

When building up the Living Fashion expo, we set up a security camera in the exhibition space, allowing you to follow the progress in the scenography of the exhibition. See how we start from a blank exhibition space and painted the cobblestones on the exhibition floor (in collaboration with our partner for paint Levis) and […]

Interview with Jacoba de Jonge

The exhibition ‘Living Fashion’ Women’s Daily Wear 1750-1950 presents only 100 silhouettes from the 2500 items of the Jacoba de Jonge collection. The story of the Jacoba de Jonge collection began when Jacoba was 15, with an heirloom, a wedding dress of reinforced silk, which she was allowed to try on because she was bored […]

Making patterns from historical costumes

When fabricating a pattern of a historical costume you will get a little bit acquainted with the wearer. Was she tall or short? Thin or fat? Did she had imperfections that needed to be camouflaged? Was she restricted in movement? Have there been alterations? You also get an insight in the techniques used for the […]

Chintz at Living Fashion

Cotton chintzes have a special place in the Jacoba de Jonge collection. Their colourful, exuberant patterns attract immediate attention, and this was certainly true when these fabrics were first imported into Europe from India, back in the 15th century. From the mid-18th century, printed cottons and woven linen fabrics had become increasingly popular. Multicoloured, hand-printed […]

Symposium Collecting Fashion

Coinciding with the expo Living Fashion, MoMu is organizing a symposium on Thursday May 3rd with an interesting mix of renowned speakers around the theme ‘Collecting Fashion’. The symposium will give a contemporary view on the art of collecting, preserving, researching and presenting fashion collections. The day will be completed with a visit to the […]

‘Dresses Undresses’ by Bart Hess

MoMu presents the shortfilm ‘Dresses Undressed’ by the Dutch video artist Bart Hess on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Living Fashion. Women’s Daily Wear 1750-1950′. In order to best show the possibilities of the historical dresses from the extensive collection of the Dutch collector Jacoba de Jonge featured in this exhibition -which could be worn […]

Jacoba de Jonge before the opening

MoMu captured the Dutch collector Jacoba de Jonge before the official opening vernissage of the exhibition ‘Living Fashion. Women’s Daily Wear 1750-1950. From the collection Jacoba de Jonge’.

Living Fashion Blogger event!

MoMu is organizing a blogger event for the exhibition Living Fashion on Thursday April 5th from 5.30PM until 7PM with a private tour through the exhibition! RSVP via Stagiair4.Modemuseum@momu.be.