Faculty of Textile Technology
 
Course: Museology of Fashion

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Ph. D. Katarina Nina Simončič, Assist. Prof.
Study, Module Textile and Fashion Design - graduate, Module Theory and Culture of Fashion
Course summary 3 (1+0+2)
ECTS 6
Knowledge verification writing exam
Precondition for testing attendance of lectures and participation in seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Subject content In the introductory lectures students will be introduced to literature which examines the reasons why has scientific research of fashion, and consequently its musealization, been neglected until recent times. However, since the recent rapid development of fashion theory overlaps with equally intense developments in the theory of museology, this neglect has its own advantages. Unburdened by the outdated theoretical models and established museum practice, recent museum fashion exhibitions show inovation and diversity of exhibition themes. The second part fo the course will be devoted to the critical analysis of selected fashion museum collections, a range of fashion exhibitions and related publications, showing their positive impact and influence, as well as some critical reflections.
Aim of course By attending this course students will gain knowledge about contemporary state of fashion musealization, as well as insight into recent scientific and museum interpretation of fashion and its role in the processes of modernization of societies. Students will also gain the skills of critical reading of literature and multilayered critical analysis of contemporary museum practice in the field of fashion. Students will further develop skills of practical planning for an exhibition, by writing a formal proposal for a potential fashion exhibition of their choice. All of the acquired knowledge and skills will be of multiple use to students in their porfessional life, be it as fashion designers or fashion theoreticians.
Literature necessary for course Taylor, Lou. (2004). Establishing dress history. Manchester University Press. (selected chapters)
McLeod, Mary (1994). Undressing architecture: Fashion, gender and modernity. Princeton Architectural Press.
Maroević, Ivo. (2004). Into the world with the cultural heritage. Matica Hrvatska. (selected articles)
Clark, Judith. (2004). Spectre: When fashion turns back. London: V&A
2002. The Fashion Museum: Backstage. Antwerpen.
Supplement literature Burke, Peter. (2003/2001). Očevid: Upotreba slike kao povijesnog dokaza. AB: Zagreb.
Wilcox, Clair. (2001). Radical fashion. London: V&A Publications.
Maison Martin Margiela (1999). Street, Vol 1 & 2.
Yamamoto, Yohji. (2005). Correspondances. A Magazine. (and other selected exhibiton catalogs)