Met Curator Opens Textile Museum in Romania

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A Romanian textile collection has been opened to the public to display approximately 12,000 textiles and tools collected over forty years.  The Muzeul Textilelor, owned by Florica and Romulus Nicolae Zaharia and their daughter Ana Teodora Dragus, is the first museum of its kind in Romania and is believed to be the first in all … Read more

Met’s Head Costume Conservator on her Career Path

Sarah Scaturro, head conservator for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has revealed her intense path to her highly-desirable profession. In an interview by Artnet, she explained her university education of Italian and ancient history at the University of Colorado Boulder followed by a Masters in fashion and textile studies at New … Read more

Should Museums Allow Costumes?

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Is it right that some major museums forbid patrons from wearing elaborate outfits? A New Jersey woman has made headlines around the world because she was turned away from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for wearing an 18th Century dress. Nevertheless despite many commentators criticising museum dress codes the debate inspired by this and … Read more