Black Fashion Designers Receives MANYs Award of Merit

homepage of Black Fashion Designers exhibition website featuring red and black Scott Barrie dressWe are pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 MFIT exhibition Black Fashion Designers will be awarded an "Innovation in Collection Access Award" as part of the Museum Association of New York’s 2018 conference "Visioning Change."

Black Fashion Designers, curated by Elizabeth Way and Ariele Elia, examined the significant but often unrecognized, impact that designers of African descent have had on fashion design.

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) Awards of Merit program recognizes outstanding programs and individuals who have enriched the museum community. They reward staff and volunteers for innovative efforts and encourage the development of new and remarkable projects. The “Innovation in Collections Access Award” recognizes exemplary projects that broaden access, preserve, and catalog museum and heritage organization collections.


The Award Ceremony will take place at 8:00 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Photo opportunities available.

For further information please contact [email protected] or 518-273-3400.

Thank you to MANY, our sponsors, and all who made this exhibition possible.

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