Webinar – ARTstor: Fashion and Costume in the Digital Library

Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians

What:  Online Webinar – Introducing ARTstor: Fashion and Costume in the Digital Library

When:  Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM – 4:00 AM EDT

Details:  This session will highlight collections within the ARTstor Digital Library that are particularly useful in the field of fashion and costume history. Attendees will learn to browse and keyword search in these collections as well as to create image groups and export them into presentation software.


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Berg Fashion Library, New Image Partnership: The Fashion Museum, Bath

A great new addition to the Berg database!

Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians

Image Partnership: Berg Fashion Library – Fashion Museum, Bath

Kathryn Earle, Head of Visual Arts Publishing at Bloomsbury, comments:  “Bloomsbury is delighted to partner with the Fashion Museum, Bath, by making some of its most exciting objects available to view online for the first time through the Berg Fashion Library. The images will showcase an extensive array of items from the museum’s esteemed international collection beginning with hundreds of glorious fashion illustrations from the Paquin archive, a fascinating window on early 20th century fashion.

“Fashion Drawing of the front view of a below the knee, sleeveless robe du soir with a square cut neckline with wide shoulder straps gathered into it, a draped bodice with a natural waistline, and a skirt decorated with large puffs of fabric. One is placed on the back side waist and the other at the back side hip, which creates a large ruffle…

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The Pathé Fashion Archive

Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians


This is a very nice and very shareable collection of (very short) film footage of fashion related items from the British Pathé archives. Of the 76 films that have been uploaded until now, the oldest dates back to the 1890s and the newest was made in 1970. Closer inspection reveals an emphasis 1950s and 1960s footage.

PatheFashionArchive_03Some examples:
1890s Fashion Footage
1920s How to Make a Handbag
1930s: A 1939 Conjecture of Fashion in The Year 2000
1940s How To Tie a Turban
1950s Nylon Vs. Cashmere
1960s Space Age Hair Fashion

See all at 
The Pathé Fashion Archive.

Fred Goudswaard
librarian AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute

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Lee Miller Archive

Terrific new resource that I will need to avoid if I am going to stay focused on writing this summer. I can research stuff forever. Writing it down is the hard part!

NTU Art & Design Library

A new website featuring the work of photographer Lee Miller has just been launched, featuring over 3,000 images covering surrealism, World War II, 20th Century fashion, and celebrity portraits.  Many of the images have not been seen before, and it’s hoped that more will be added to the collection.  The site can be accessed at www.leemiller.co.uk

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