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The Museum at FIT has many objects from its collections on view via the link above. We hope you will take some time to discover and learn about fashion through this amazing resource. Every month we add new pieces to the Online Collections, so come back often and be sure to log-in to save your favorites to your own personal board!
Museum exhibitions draw on these collections and are open free of charge to the public. Access to collections in storage is limited, however, to those granted research appointments.The Museum at FIT has relationships with many museums to which it lends objects from our specialized collections. Past loans include those to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (for an exhibition on hippie fashion), the Museum of the City of New York (for an exhibition on African-American designers), the Muse de la Mode et du Textile (for a retrospective on Cristobal Balenciaga), The Victoria & Albert Museum (for exhibitions on Surrealism and maharajas), and the Imperial War Museum (for an exhibition on camouflage). The Museum at FIT collaborated with the Chicago History Museum on the exhibition Chic Chicago: Treasures from the Chicago History Museum, which was jointly curated by MFIT and CHM staff and was on view at both institutions from 2007 to 2008.