1920s · 20th century · Museum Work

NHS/Audrain Exhibit: 1920’s Dressmaker’s Toile Reproduction

My favorite project I completed for the NHS/Audrain exhibition was a toile of a dress for a tableau in the 1920's dressmaker's shop exhibit. The dressmaker, Mollie O'Hara, actually had her shop on the premises which is now the Audrain Museum. Image from Mrs. Depew's Patterns. I was limited on time and resources, so while… Continue reading NHS/Audrain Exhibit: 1920’s Dressmaker’s Toile Reproduction

Conservation Projects · Mounts · Museum Work

NHS/Audrain Exhibition: Making Mounts

In May, I did some volunteer work on the Newport Historical Society and Audrain Auto Museum's co-curated exhibitions "The World in Motion, Fashion and Modernity 1885-1945"/"Women Take the Wheel: Fashion, Modernity and the Automobile: 1900-1945." This was under the supervision of my professor, Rebecca Kelly, who was curating, conserving, and mounting the fashion objects. It… Continue reading NHS/Audrain Exhibition: Making Mounts