The Society for the History of Collecting
invites you to its online lecture:

Organised by The West Coast Chapter

Understanding the Past, Designing the Future
Tal Granovsky Amit, The Rose Fashion and Textile Archive, Shenkar

Wednesday 9 February, 2022 at

10:00AM PST // 1:00PM EST // 6:00PM BST // 7:00PM CET

The Rose Fashion and Textile Archive is a unique place situated in Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art. Located on campus, it holds Israel’s only fashion and textile collection. The archive focuses on collecting fashion and textile as a cultural phenomenon and takes pride in collecting both international and local creations. In the last couple of years, since digitizing the archive, it has become a larger part of the students’ academic studies. The archive gives the students a rare opportunity to look and feel history inside and out. During those visits, we show them that fashion isn’t just an aesthetic phenomenon but an all social-cultural one. Through it, they can better understand the time it was constructed, the way it is sewn, the materials of the time, and more. Later they use this knowledge to research inspiration and create their designs for the future. In this talk, I will present the archive, our work as fashion researchers, interesting garments from our collection, the importance of it in the Academia, and examples of students’ work based on archive research.

Tal Granovsky Amit is the director of the Rose Fashion and Textile Archive. She studied for a B.Des at the acclaimed Shenkar college for engineering and design. After working for a brief time as a fashion designer, she decided to pursue her true passion as a fashion researcher. Following that decision, she joined the small team of Design Museum Holon where she worked as an associate editor for the Editor in Chief and studied for an M.A at the faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University. After graduating with honors, she started working as the director of the Rose Archive, specializing in the history of Israeli Fashion. During her time at the archive, Tal initiated the digital makeover the archive has been going through. Due to her increasing work in promoting Fashion Research, today the archive is a vital part of the Israeli museal and cultural scene, regularly loaning objects to exhibitions and working with top Israeli curators, designers, and art directors.

Members will receive a flyer with the link to the talk at least two days before the event.

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