Following please find links to a number of interesting and informational resource
web sites that we frequently visit and utilize. Clicking on the link will take you
to the site.
Fashion Institute of Technology The Museum is best known for its innovative and award
winning special exhibitions, including London Fashion, The Corset, Gothic, Dark Glamour,
and Japan Fashion Now, to name a few. The Museum’s permanent collection now encompasses
some 50,000 garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present. Wonderful
resource section with links to fashion related sites, blogs and other online costume
and textile collections.
Philadelphia Museum of Art The extensive costume holdings feature outstanding examples
of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dress, undergarments, and accessories such
as hats, gloves, bags, and shoes, as well as iconic 20th century garments, with links
to current and past exhibitions.
The Manchester Art Gallery The Gallery of Costume houses one of the largest collections
of clothing and fashion accessories in Britain, containing over 20,000 items. The
collection includes clothes worn by men, women and children from the 17th century
to the present day, with online examples.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute The Costume Institute houses a collection
of more than 35,000 costumes and accessories, representing five continents and seven
centuries of fashionable dress, regional costumes, and accessories for men, women,
and children, from the fifteenth century to the present, with a searchable photo
database and links to present, past and future exhibitions.
Shoe-Icons publishing was founded in 2003 by a team of professionals with extensive
experience in exhibition and the publishing business, with the idea to become a specialized
publishing house and print books on footwear history and design, photo albums and
calendars, catalogues, reference and business editions dealing with footwear. One
of the company activities is setting up a shoe museum in Moscow and running exhibitions
of historical and designer shoes.
The Textile Museum expands public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally,
and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s
textiles. The web site offers information regarding present, past and upcoming exhibitions,
care and display of textiles, as well as links to related sites.
The TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information
about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political,
social, and technical perspectives. The web site offers information regarding worldwide
exhibitions, conferences, workshops and study tours, as well as wonderful resource
links to associations, museums and other textile related sites.
If you enjoy watching PBS Roadshow on television you will enjoy this site. Stories
from the show are featured, with video and behind the scenes info, plus links to
archives, TV schedule, show dates, newsletter, etc.
Antique Trader Antique Trader is one of the most widely circulated magazines in the
antiques and collectibles trade, offering prices realized, ads, research, show reports
and news through print, free eNewsletters and at www.AntiqueTrader.com. Among the
collecting areas receiving special attention are 20th century decorative arts, fine
dolls and toys, advertising, postcards, furniture and rare collectibles.
The Magazine Antiques Interesting magazine with news, articles and other information
pertaining to the field.