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Fashioning Africa

January 24–April 14, 2019

Professor Ntokozo Kunene and her fall 2018 Costume Design course are collaborating with the Longyear Museum of Anthropology to curate Fashioning Africa, an exhibition that will look at traditional African dress and textiles and their influence on fashion and film while exploring the topic of appropriation. Earlier this semester, students selected objects from the LMA collection and are now researching the objects' histories and significance, contemporary uses in fashion, and how they may have been misused or appropriated.

Museum Histories (title TBD)

Opening May 2019

In connection with the Colgate Bicentennial celebration, the Longyear Museum of Anthropology is undertaking an archival and collections based research project on the history of the museum. This will include an exploration of how the collections were built, the life histories of objects that left the museum, and the lives and activities of the curators. An exhibition based on this research will open spring of 2019. We welcome collaborations with faculty who are interested in utilizing the museum archives in their courses or who would like to help shape exhibition design and content.

Contact Christy DeLair  (315-228-6643 cdelair@colgate.edu) with questions on the exhibition schedule.