Clothing, Care and Compromise: A Case Study of the Storage of the Hodson Shop Collection, 1983-2015
This chapter explores the complexities of the museum storage of clothing collections through a case study of the storage of Walsall Museum's Hodson Shop Collection - a collection of over 5,000 items of everyday and mass-produced 20th century clothing. The storage of this collection demonstrates that the museum store is far from a static and stable space, with stored objects subject to a host of external social, political, economic and cultural factors and conflicts.
Citation : Gilbert-Evans, J. (2017) Clothing, Care and Compromise: A Case Study of the Hodson Shop COllection, 1983-2015. In: Brusius, M. and Singh, K. (eds.) Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 240-252.
ISBN : 9781138065970
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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