Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Press Release

Fashion Industry and the GLAM Community
17 - 18 April 2013

Photo courtesy of Europeana Fashion

FLORENCE, ITALY - Fashion Industry and the GLAM Community is an international conference taking place in Florence from 17-18 April 2013.

The conference aims to explore and discuss traditional and new aspects of the relations between fashion, culture and media from a number of theoretical perspectives, but also by practical experiences and different points of view, bringing together prominent voices and experiences from the field. The idea is to create the opportunity of overviewing all the possible interconnections and synergies between Fashion Industry and the GLAM community going beyond the concept of Fashion Heritage and culture, or the difference between old and new and trying to understand and explore new possibilities and limits in their relationship.

Pitti Uomo January 2012. Fondazione Pitti Discovery (Photo by Alessia Sellitti)


Valerie Steele (Director Museum at FIT New York)
Laudomia Pucci (Owner, Emilio Pucci Archive Foundation)
Kaat Debo (Director, MoMu Antwerp)
Raffaello Napoleone (CEO, PittiImmagine)
Mariuccia Casadio (Vogue Italia)
Sonnet Stanfill (Curator, XXth century Fashion, V&A)
Diane Pernet (Founder, A Shaded View on Fashion)
Linda Loppa (Director, Polimoda Fashion School)
Marie Schuller (Filmmaker, SHOWstudio)
Anja Cronberg (Editor and Curator ACNE Paper and Vestoj)
Stefan Siegel (Owner, Not Just Another Label)
Stefania Ricci (Director, Museo Ferragamo)
Louise Wallenberg (Professor, Stockholm University Centre for Fashion Studies)
Maria Luisa Frisa (Director, Fashion Program IUAV University of Venice)
Maria Canella (Mic, Politecnico di Milano)
Adelheid Rasche (Curator, Lipperheide Library Berlin)
Agnès Rocamora (Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion)
Marco Pecorari (PhD candidate, Stockholm University)
Gabriele Monti (Lecturer/Researcher, Fashion Program IUAV University of Venice)
Alessandra Arezzi Boza (Curator, Fondazione Emilio Pucci)
Fabio Quaranta (Fashion Designer)
Giampiero Maracchi (President, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze)
Cristina Acidini (Sopraintendente, Polo Museale Fiorentino)

Lady in evening dress, 1925. Sammlung Modebild - Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek.
© Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin


On 1 March 2012 the Europeana Fashion project was launched. This exciting three-year project, cofunded by the European Commission within the ICT Policy Support Programme, will publish online by March 2015 over 700,000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues. Europeana Fashion is a best practice network of 23 partners, representing the leading public and private museums, archives and collections from 12 European countries. More information about the project will be available soon on the project website:

Fashion is an important part of our shared European Cultural Heritage, which is increasingly recognised for its important research value to other academic disciplines, including arts, culture, sociology and communication. Since the beginning of the XX century some of the most important public and private cultural institutions and museums of applied arts in Europe have begun collecting and preserving garments, accessories, catalogues, fashion magazines and other documents and materials related to fashion. This has resulted in a growing number of impressive and unique collections that Europeana Fashion will bring together online through Europeana and also through a dedicated multi-lingual fashion portal.

The Europeana Fashion project is coordinated by Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale.

Source: Europeana Fashion

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