CDMC Conversation Series: Erika Holst
From Katie Apsey on October 20th, 2020
In this CDMC Conversation, Erika Holst, Curator of History at the Illinois State Museum, speaks with Sam Comerford, 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 focuses 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 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.
© 2020 by the Center for Design and Material Culture and the speakers.
The CDMC Conversations Series is made possible with the support of The Anonymous Fund.
Please Note: CDMC website address in the ending PowerPoint slide contains an incorrect URL. It should read: "cdmc.wisc.edu."