Museums Archive

Save the Ruby Slippers!

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History launched a Kickstarter project to save Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers in their collection from further deterioration. The museum is seeking $500,000 for “immediate conservation care and a new, state-of-the-art display case, in order to slow their deterioration and protect them from environmental harm.” Federal funds support the Smithsonian’s operating budget but don’t cover these kinds of efforts. …

Viktor&Rolf: What we make should look like it was made by the birds in Cinderella

Walking into the studio of Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren is like walking into a miniature version of Amsterdam’s Royal Palace – except the king and queen are replaced by two fashion designers and a wiener dog named Little Swan. In this luxurious 17th century building, the Dutch designers behind Viktor&Rolf have filled the walls with avant garde garments, sketches and dolls. A selection of …

J.W.Anderson: 'provocative' new exhibition to reveal his inspirations

Fashion designer J.W.Anderson is set offer a rare glimpse into his artistic process, in a “provocative” new art exhibition. Anderson, who has put ideas of gender subversion at the heart of his fashion shows, will oversee the Disobedient Bodies exhibition at The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield next spring. It will show the intersection between modern art, fashion and sexuality In a statement, Anderson said: “I …