Center for Design and Material Culture Conversation Series
Annette Becker is a fashion historian and arts educator whose work focuses on accessible material culture studies. She currently serves as the director of the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC), which is part of the University of North Texas’s College of Visual Arts & Design. In that role, Becker stewards a collection of nearly 20,000 historic and designer garments and accessories spanning over 250 years of fashion history.
Becker will be in conversation with Tania Kolarik, a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at UW-Madison and will discuss the ways the TFC engages design and material culture research before giving a brief tour of the collection storage space.
Register now to join the CDMC on Wednesday, February 10th at 12pm noon via the link provided. This event is free and open to the public thanks to support from The Anonymous Fund, but advanced registration is recommended via this Zoom Webinar. Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/…/WN_FtFW1hlFRnWT_TWtVgYoFA
Image: Courtesy of Annette Becker. Inside the TFC’s storage facility on the University of North Texas’s campus. Image description: Stacked rows of tagged and sorted clothing appear on hangers receding into the background.