Museums

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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Exhibition about Gustav Mauritz Armfelt

Posted Jan 10, 2012 at 11:41 CET in Exhibitions, Museums, and People.

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Armfelt by Adolf Ulrich Wertmüller. Source: Livrustkammaren.

In march an exhibition about Gustav Mauritz Armfelt, Gustav III’s favourite, will open at Livrustkammaren in Stockholm. Until then you can follow the preparations of the exhibition through the exhibition blog.

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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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Historic Threads

Posted Jun 17, 2011 at 12:53 CEST in Exhibitions, Fashion, Links, and Museums.

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I’m very sorry I have neglected this blog for so long. I have been working on my bachelor’s thesis in History and have been too stressed out to focus on anything else, but now I’m back!

First something I’m sure you’ve already heard about elsewhere, but check out Colonial Williamsburg’s online exhibition Historic threads: Three centuries of clothing. There’s also a reproduction clothing exhibition coming soon called New Threads.

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