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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 […]

Working with the MoMu/UA Study Collection: Reconstruction of a Blouse

    Blouse (1890/1915) Materials and techniques: Cotton; Silk; Lace: chantilly; Tulle The only original part of this blouse is the black lace, which came into the study collection in separate pieces. The main part of this exercise consisted of historical research about fashion and patternmaking at the beginning of the 20th century. A sample […]

Working with the MoMu/UA Study Collection: Materials and Technology Analyses

This skirt was such a grateful object to do research on because of the story it tells about the rich culture and refined traditions in China during the Qing-Dynasty. Next to conservation treatment, a complete study was performed on the iconography of the embroidery and the materials and techniques that were used. This was done […]