The ICOM Costume Committee brings together the world’s museum professionals and costume historians to explore all aspects of presenting, preserving, researching and collecting apparel.
With great sadness the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles announces the cancellation of the meeting Inside Out/Outside In: Clothing, Cloth, and the Meeting of Cultures, due to the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October and the official year-long mourning period. We deeply regret this necessity and ask for your understanding during this very difficult time.The Board of Officers is now seeking a time and place for our 2017 meeting.
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Welcome to the Costume Committee Web site. It is the hope of the Officers and Board that this site will provide visitors with helpful resources and enhance communication among museum professionals with shared interests. I look forward to the Costume Committee meetings each year. What make them so special are presentations that explore the objects in our care and the exhibitions we mount to interpret and display them. As museum professionals, as historians and collectors of costume, we know the unique qualities of each of our objects and how much each can tell us about their moment of creation. Just as the objects in our care are unique, their study gives us unique perspectives as scholars. In turn these different perspectives make our meetings stimulating and informative. I encourage you to join us and bring the extraordinary qualities of your objects and exhibitions to our attention. With all good wishes, Jean L. Druesedow, Chair International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume