Jade Papa, curator of the Costume Collection, will take us on a virtual tour of this Collection which is housed in the Design Center at Jefferson University's East Falls campus.
Jade is a costume and textile historian. She has extensive experience in object preservation, identification and research, and also an intense curiosity about how the objects shaped and were shaped by the people who wore the garments and created the textiles.
Although the Collection has been amassing since 1814, it is often described as a "hidden treasure".
Jade will share with you some of the spectacular pieces that she has unearthed.
The Textile and Costume Collection is a remarkably diverse and wide-ranging museum-quality collection used for teaching, inspiration, research, and scholarship. The collection's holdings reflect a broad spectrum of design, cultures and historic periods. The earliest items are a group of Coptic textiles dating to the 4th century A.D. and a smaller group of Pre-Columbian textiles from the 12th to 14th centuries. A collection of European chasubles, lace, and European and Persian textile fragments represent our holdings from the 15th to 17th centuries. The remainder of the Collection dates primarily from the 17th century to the present with the majority of garments and accessories, as well as the Western and non-Western flat textile collection, dating from the mid-18th century onward.
Be sure to register here on line or at 267-444-4507 (M-F, 9-6) so that we can email you the Zoom link for this program which will start at 2 p.m. on January 11.
We'll send you the Zoom link the day before.