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In spring 2013, the Textiles and Clothing Museum (TCM), Iowa State University unveiled the exhibit, “Treasures of the TCM.” The exhibit was a culmination of 2 years of preparation by the two curators and a host of other individuals and organizations. This paper and subsequent presentation highlights the processes in which the curators selected the over 50 objects in the exhibit, secured funding for a 70 page full color exhibit catalog, and promoted the exhibit through television, newspaper, and Internet media channels. The preparation and promotion of the exhibit, including lessons learned along the way, will be beneficial to curators, collection managers, and staff of college and university historic textile and clothing collections.

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Exhibit Preparation and Promotion: Treasures of the Textiles and Clothing Museum

In spring 2013, the Textiles and Clothing Museum (TCM), Iowa State University unveiled the exhibit, “Treasures of the TCM.” The exhibit was a culmination of 2 years of preparation by the two curators and a host of other individuals and organizations. This paper and subsequent presentation highlights the processes in which the curators selected the over 50 objects in the exhibit, secured funding for a 70 page full color exhibit catalog, and promoted the exhibit through television, newspaper, and Internet media channels. The preparation and promotion of the exhibit, including lessons learned along the way, will be beneficial to curators, collection managers, and staff of college and university historic textile and clothing collections.

 

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