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CDMC Conversation Series: Erika Holst

October 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Erika Holst, Curator of History at the Illinois State Museum, will be in conversation with Sam Comerford (Art History, MA Student), Interim Assistant Collections Manager of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, regarding Holst’s recently opened exhibition Fashioning Illinois: 1820–1900. This exhibition tracks changes in garment shapes, mending and washing practices, as well as the undergarments worn by women in Illinois during these 80 years. The conversation will focus on a few of the garments on display as well as discussing the clothing industry and how it changed during 1820–1900 and beyond. They will also discuss different display strategies utilized to put on an apparel-focused museum exhibition and how the garments come to life when placed on a mannequin.

This virtual event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please register with the link provided here: https://uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/onstage/g.php…