Museum professionals from across the New England region will soon be converging on Portland, Maine for the annual New England Museum Association conference.
KHG Arts and Museum Textile Services will be co-presenting a concurrent session on Thursday, November 5th titled, “Articulating Bodies: Developing and Disseminating New Tools for Historic Costume Display in Small Museums.”
In this session, we will explore the challenges and opportunities of mounting historic costume in the small museum environment, offer practical resources on preventative care of costume for collection managers, and provide an overview of the development and functionality of the Andover Figures costume-mounting system. Borne from Kate’s graduate capstone thesis and research on supporting small museum professionals in working with fragile costume collections, Andover Figures offers a new solution for the display of historic costume that is both safe and cost-effective.
You’ll also be able to find out more about Andover Figures at the University Products booth in the exhibit hall so be sure to stop by. We look forward to connecting with colleagues and striking up great conversations about empowering museum professionals working with costume.