8 Jul 2019 - 9 Jul 2019

8 July | 7 to 8 pm
9 July | 2 to 7pm

Ngee Ann Auditorium
Basement Level
1 Empress Place
Singapore 179555

This lecture is free but registration is required at https://curatingfashion.eventbrite.com/

In preparation for a permanent gallery of Asian fashion and textiles at the museum, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) brings together directors and curators of leading fashion and textiles museums to share and discuss curatorial approaches. ACM hopes to tell relevant and engaging stories about the rotating displays in this new gallery. The most popular narratives worldwide concern national styles and individual designer creativity. But in recent years, some museums have also presented displays highlighting cross-cultural influences in fashion and textiles, past to present. Alternative possibilities beyond the national framework are growing, inviting thoughts on what may constitute “global fashion” today.

Monday, 8 July

6.15pm, Registration

6.45pm, Welcome
Kennie Ting, Director, ACM

7–8pm, Keynote lecture
Valerie Steele Director and Chief Curator, The Museum at FIT, New York
On curating “Global Fashion”

Tuesday, 9 July, 2pm onwards

Panel on Asia (30 min each)

– Akiko Fukai
Director and Curator Emeritus, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Kyoto
Exchange in Aesthetics between Japan and the West: Through kimono and fashion

– Shine Xu
Curator, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
China National Silk Museum: From archaeological to contemporary

– Mai Piyavara Teekara Natenoi
Director, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok
Royal and global connections: Presenting fashion and textiles at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

– Jackie Yoong
Curator, Asian Fashion and Textiles, Asian Civilisations Museum
Towards a permanent gallery of Asian textiles and fashion at the Asian Civilisations Museum

Roundtable discussion

4.30–5pm, Tea break

9 July, 5pm onwards

Panel on Europe (30 min each)

– Miren Arzalluz
Director, Palais Galliera, Paris
Collecting, exhibiting: A history of fashion at Palais Galliera

– Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière
Chief Curator for Modern and Contemporary Fashion, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Fashion and textile collection at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs

– Circe Henestrosa
Head, School of Fashion, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore / Co-curator of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up (2018) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Curating Frida

Roundtable discussion

7pm, End of programme



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