1:00PM - 5:00PM
For the first time in the 40-year history of the Mint’s renowned Fashion Collection, the museum is opening the collection up to the public, as it never has before! Instead of working behind closed doors in collections storage areas, museum staff will work the third week of every month in the fashion galleries on a variety of tasks ranging from dressing and undressing mannequins, conservation and preservation of delicate textiles and accessories, exhibition preparation and staging, and photography. Visitors are encouraged to watch!
March 18–20, 2015: Museum staff will thoroughly examine, move, and deinstall several works from the collection including: a late 18th century English gown, an 1890s evening gown by Parisian couturier Jacques Doucet, and an 1890s gentleman’s evening ensemble.
As an ongoing project, museum experts will allow the public to peek "Behind the Seams" of our Fashion Collection throughout the year. Check back on our website for details on what will be happening during the third week of each month!