Recontextualising the archive

dialogues between costume and fashion

Theresa Mary Coburn, Judith Scott

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Recontextualising the Archive – Dialogues Between Costume and Fashion

Museums and archives have always provided a rich source of inspiration for researchers, design practitioners and students.

In 2011 fashion students from the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, were invited to work with costume conservers and curators who were renovating the 18th century costume archive at Paxton House, a Palladian mansion in Berwickshire.

This paper explores the opportunities and challenges involved in new collaborative initiatives between Higher Education and external partners.

The presentation will examine the journey undertaken by students based on personal reflection and analysis of the experience which has been recorded visually.

Students developed insightful ways by which to connect with the wider community through archive, context and contemporary fashion design whilst gaining insights into their own practice through the valuable resources made available to them.
The project encouraged a symbiotic relationship which facilitated Paxton House to engage with education through this creative process.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe 3rd iJADE and NSEAD Research Conference, 2012 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Oct 201220 Oct 2012

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ConferenceThe 3rd iJADE and NSEAD Research Conference, 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period19/10/1220/10/12

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Coburn, T. M., & Scott, J. (2012). Recontextualising the archive: dialogues between costume and fashion. Abstract from The 3rd iJADE and NSEAD Research Conference, 2012, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Coburn, Theresa Mary ; Scott, Judith. / Recontextualising the archive : dialogues between costume and fashion. Abstract from The 3rd iJADE and NSEAD Research Conference, 2012, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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2012. Abstract from The 3rd iJADE and NSEAD Research Conference, 2012, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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