Mode på mode på museerne: Óm nye tendenser og udstillingsmåder

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    Abstract

    Lately, fashion has become fashionable at both the art and the cultural historical museums. Why is that? What is the role of fashion at the museum? What is to be expected in the future? This article is a survey of the phenomenon, arguing that the reason for the current museological interest in fashion is due to the growing individualism of society and hereby the stronger focus on the construction of one's own identity through the use of fashion.
    In the museum setting, fashion is presented in different ways. This article identifies four different kinds of fashion exhibitions: the aesthetic, the biographic, the material cultural and the design cultural. The design cultural is seen as the most experimental and ex-plorational to date, as it challenges the existing traditions of exhibiting fashion and uses instead the spectacle of fashion itself in its investigation of fashion both as a design object and as a consumer item. In the article, the recent exhibition Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back is highlighted because its avant-garde exhibition approach demonstrates the new developments in the field (The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, 24 February-8 May 2005, fashion curator Judith Clark).
    Original languageDanish-English
    JournalThe Journal on Nordic Museums and Museology
    Volume05
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)103-113
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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