Category Archives: History

Free fashion lecture this Saturday 22 April – 3pm – Auckland Museum

Amy Johnson, c.1930 (Public Domain image) CTANZ, in association with the Auckland Museum Institute & with thanks to the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, is delighted to present High Flown Fashion: Women Pilots and the Selling of Aviation … Continue reading

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CTANZ Symposium 2017 is only a month away!

THERE’S NO TIME LIKE NOW TO REGISTER for HIGHLIGHTS! Three Keynote Speakers! Doris de Pont needs no introduction to CTANZ members: the founder of the New Zealand Fashion Museum will talk about how her ongoing exploration of the ways clothing … Continue reading

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Lecture: Dreams and Responsibilities: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland

Te Papa, Friday 28 April 2017, 4:30pm – 6pm Friends of Te Papa $15, non-members $25 (includes a glass of wine and free parking) Dr Joseph McBrinn, Reader in design history at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, is coming … Continue reading

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Lecture tour: Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles, Smithsonian

Madelyn Shaw is the Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. She specialises in the exploration of American culture and history through textiles and dress. Madelyn is visiting New Zealand in April … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Current

Current, Otago Museum, 1877 Gallery, 18 March – 2 July 2017 To coincide with this year’s  iD Fashion Week, the Otago Museum invited a group of emerging artists and designers to create new work based on the museum’s extensive textile … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Auckland….

March is definitively New Zealand’s fashion month, with iD down in Dunedin, and Auckland’s Four Days of Fashion in the City, including films, seasonal previews and other special activities. The four days specifically are 29 March – 1 April, but … Continue reading

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Lecture: Stitches in Time – the embroidery of Captain Cook’s wife

Thursday 9 February 2017, 5:30pm – 7pm, Te Papa, Wellington Alison Larkin is an award winning embroiderer from Hull, England, who explores history through her needle and thread. In 2015 Alison received the Janet Arnold award for costume research from … Continue reading

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Exhibition: At the Beach comes to the Dowse Art Museum

The Fashion Museum’s exhibition At the Beach can be seen at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt from 26 Nov 2016 – 19 Feb 2017. Floor talk – Saturday 26 November 2pm Doris de Pont, founder and curator of … Continue reading

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Valerie Steele lecture: ‘Museum quality: The rise of the fashion exhibition’

This December Dr Valerie Steele, the director The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, is visiting Wellington.  Valerie will be in the capital to present a keynote address at The End of Fashion conference which is taking place at … Continue reading

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Forthcoming! A beautiful new NZ-based online journal devoted to WOOL

The Wool Lover is soon-to-be-launched digital journal featuring fresh and contemporary stories across culture, fashion, film, design and so on, all with wool at their heart. ‘A VISUAL, LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDY DEVOTED TO A CELEBRATION OF THE WONDER FIBRE … Continue reading

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