Databases

National Trust Collections

Posted Jan 24, 2012 at 15:31 CET in Databases, Fashion, Links, Museums, and Paintings.

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Everyone and their grandmother have already blogged abut this, but the National Trust has a new online archive.

So far the information is often scarce, the photos are often small or of bad quality, and the clothes are often badly mounted or not mounted at all. Still there’s lots and lots of great stuff to see, and the search function is great, except for the fact the session times out if you leave it too long.

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Swedish museum database

Posted Jan 11, 2012 at 17:15 CET in Databases, Fashion, Links, and Museums.

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I found this new database via Isis’ Wardrobe and Madame Berg.

Livrustkammaren (The royal armory), The Hallwyl museum and Skokloster castle have put their large collections online, containing many18th century costumes and other objects. The search function is great but the photo quality isn’t always the best. Click the picture to go to the website.

P.S. I just added a Databases category where I will be adding all the posts about 18th century related databases.

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LACMA image library

Posted Aug 7, 2011 at 10:50 CEST in Databases, Fashion, Links, Museums, and Paintings.

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This is probably old news to most of you, but LACMA has a new image library where you can see high resolution images of many of their objects, including many 18th century clothes.

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John Singleton Copley - The complete works

Posted Aug 19, 2010 at 11:20 CEST in Artists, Databases, Links, Paintings, and People.

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John Singleton Copley - The complete works is a website where you yourself can upload missing paintings and drawings to complete the collection. I think it’s a great idea.

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Modemakt/Power of fashion

Posted Mar 9, 2010 at 15:25 CET in Databases, Exhibitions, Fashion, Museums, and Photos.

A couple of days ago I visited the new exhibition at Nordiska museet, Modemakt or Power of fashion. There wasn’t a huge amount of 18th century clothes but the ones they did show were really wonderful.

The exhibition has it’s own website complete with a database containing pictures and information about most of the garments on show. Continue reading to see my own photos from the exhibition.

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