The City Reliquary Museum is a non-profit community museum that tells the history of NYC and its inhabitants through their permanent collection of small objects and ephemera as well as a community collections cabinet in which selected individuals have the opportunity to curate a small exhibition on objects they collect. Past exhibits have varied from an assortment of rock collections, ceramic unicorns, and bones to representations of the Virgin Mary, Coca-Cola products, and vintage roller skates. As a volunteer, I had the chance to be a cabinet curator, choosing a collection inspired by an article about the re-opening of NYC’s Rainbow Room in 2014. During a renovation of the iconic rotating dance floor, confetti from the 1940s was reportedly found. Since reading that article, my collection now includes turn of the century illustrations and postcards of confetti and vintage confetti & confetti branded items from the 1920s to the 1990s.
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The work of MA Fashion Curation graduates is being exhibited at the Bargehouse Gallery, behind the Oxo Tower on London’s South Bank. For their final project, students were asked to produce a hypothetical exhibition which were displayed alongside a collection of the work by the Centre for Fashion Curation. The show is open daily 15 – 18 February, 2018. Well done MA FC!
Interested in studying Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion? Find out more about applying here.
Find out more more about Gill MacGregor’s work here in LCF’s Graduate Spotlight post
Maxime Laprade graduated from the MA Fashion Curation course at London College of Fashion in 2016. In his post he tells us of his current internship in a design company in Capetown, South Africa.
I was offered an internship project manager role at Formula D Interactive, a design company based in Cape Town, South Africa that specialises in interactive exhibits for museums. A month in to the job, I’m going to tell you how it’s going. But first, let’s go back to why this internship was a fantastic opportunity for me.
I moved from France to study the MA Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion in September 2015. With a background in art and fashion history, I took an incredible journey during my time on the course. I experienced new practices, broadened my interests and challenged my knowledge. I became interested in social media and digital practices, fascinated by the limitless possibilities they offer. I researched how visitors could play a bigger role in exhibitions, using interaction and participation. It’s become an obsession.