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Fashion: Now & Then

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On April 9, LIM College will host Fashion: Now & Then, a first-of-its kind, one-day symposium on fashion archiving for librarians, archivists, students, professors and fashion industry professionals.

The symposium will focus on the challenges of collecting and preserving fashion and related contextual information – specifically photos, websites, oral histories and paper items. The past, present, and future uses of fashion information will also be explored.

Presented by the LIM College Archives, which is part of our Adrian G. Marcuse Library, the day will consist of a keynote lecture by  Visual Merchandising Professor Ron Knoth and two panel discussions: The Fashion Photograph and Preserving the Past & Present: Models for the Collection, Preservation, Use and Sharing of Information.

These panels will feature participants and moderators from the fashion industry, archives, museums, and libraries, including LIM College’s own Amanda Hallay and Rachel King. Deirdre Donohue, Librarian at the International Center of Photography and Monosky, Archivist at the Fairchild Archive, are also among those who will share their insight and expertise.

Fashion: Now & Then will be held in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served and net proceeds from the $35 registration fee will benefit the LIM Fashion Education Foundation. 

Anyone who has an interest in the collection and preservation of fashion materials is encouraged to join us for what promises to be an informative and inspiring day. For more information about the event please visit

Topics: LIM College, fashion industry