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Texas Tech University Press

Managing Costume Collections: An Essential Primer

Managing Costume Collections: An Essential Primer

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Managing Costume Collections offers systematic approaches to organization, accessibility, record keeping, safety, and a host of other stewardship concerns related to managing costume collections of every type. Conceived to address needs long identified by the Costume Society of America, this guide is written for a broad spectrum of collection managers at museums, historical societies and houses, university theaters and study collections, and company archives, as well as for vintage dealers, private collectors, and living history performers. Drawing on the wisdom of many disciplines, Coffey-Webb takes a holistic approach to problem-solving, explaining appropriate procedures and the reasons behind them, to arm collection managers, specialists and nonspecialists alike, with sufficient tools to make informed decisions on their own. She also offers alternative solutions to the recommended guidelines. Although there are books on costume conservation, there is a paucity of 04 Activeable material on costume-collection management. Managing Costume Collections is the first work in collection management to address a wide audience, from general to academic and hobbyist to professional, interested specifically in costume.

Author: Louise Coffey-Webb
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Published: 01/15/2016
Pages: 184
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 6.30w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780896729568

About the Author
Louise Coffey-Webb has worked as curator, collection manager, adjudicator, professor, conservation assistant, and independent consultant with costume collections both large and small. Her knowledge of managing costume collections comes from moving collections into new storage, traveling and lecturing internationally, and helping save collections from imminent destruction. She divides her time between the United Kingdom and Culver City, California."

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