May 28 2016

Exhibiting Dress: Engaging with the Past and the Present

The Netherlands Institute at Athens

11 Makri St., Athens

Miyake Design Studio, Pleats dress, paper trial, research process 2007
ATOPOS cvc 2008.10.021

The Hellenic Costume Society in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute at Athens organized a one-day symposium on the topic ‘Exhibiting Dress: Engaging with the Past and the Present’. The event formed part of the International Museum Day 2016 celebrations in Athens. The aim of the symposium was to explore the potential of dress in exhibition through different curatorial approaches, which set the ground for critical reflection on today’s challenges for dress exhibition practices. Invited speakers included scholars and curators from academic and cultural institutions in Greece and abroad.

On the occasion of the  5th Symposium of the Hellenic Costume Society ATOPOS cvc was invited to give a lecture on the Atopos Paper Fashion Collection, titled ‘What Museumgoers Expect Is not what they Get: The ATOPOS cvc Paper Dress Collection on Display’. Stamos Fafalios and Myrsini Pichou (researcher of the ATOPOS cvc collection) discussed the innovative character of the collection and the process of documentation and display.

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