Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
Our last Mystery Monday item was a brooch from 1900-1910. I’m taking a little break from Mystery Monday for the moment because of some breaking news! The Costume Museum has a new temporary space at 250 McDermot avenue. We’ll be moving over our library, and it’s going to be a pretty happening space from the looks of things. We’d love to get as many volunteers as possible to come on out and help us with photographing, illustrating, cataloging and at least a dozen other activities. We’re going to be holding a volunteer orientation evening from 5pm to about 9pm on Tuesday July 8th. We’ll also be moving our regular Thursday morning sessions over to the new location as well. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you soon!
Anastasia Chipelski, of the U of M Manitoban, toured From Bloomers to Bikinis.
A Wearable History: Insights into social change through clothing and textiles.
History is written in many forms – through buildings and books, our everyday lives, and the clothes we wear.
In the latest exhibit from the Costume Museum of Canada (CMC)—From Bloomers to Bikinis: Women’s Wear and Social Change—history is written in patterns, hemlines, and colours.
“The Costume Museum is neither a fashion nor a history of fashion museum,” says Jo Ann Greisman, treasurer for the Costume Museum of Canada. “The CMC is a material history museum focusing on what we wear. It looks at apparel and accessories in relation to social history.”
As you walk through the exhibition, expect to see carefully put together outfits for everyday life and for special occasions, along with explanations of the historical moments that created them.
Read more here…