About the Conference

About the Archiving Fashion Conference: Mapping Fashion Collections

The first objective of this conference is to map as many archives (public and private), museums, institutions, associations, libraries, collections, and repositories that are either dedicated to fashion and textiles, or unrelated collections (that could be non-fashion archives) that contain fashion- and textile-related materials, including but not limited to textual, visual, technical, multimedia, and material collections. 

The second objective of this conference is to identify recently completed, and/or current educational, scientific, artistic and social projects developed from archival research and/or archive-based projects (exhibitions, books, digital humanities, database development, virtual exhibitions, etc.)​. 

Further, the Archiving Fashion Conference aims to stimulate discussion about the challenges of fashion archives restoration, conservation, and exhibition and the exploration of the potential of digital humanities for fashion archives.​