Special Workshop: Dating and Identifying 20th-Century American Military Uniforms
Military uniforms are found in almost every museum collection across the country, from small house museums to street-side attractions and air museums. These uniforms are sourced from aging veterans, the descendants of service men and women, and civically minded "pickers." Many families, curators, collections specialists do not know how to identify and give context to the uniforms in their collections, so these garments end up unseen and their stories unheard.
This class is open to museum staff and volunteers, private collectors, and descendants who are seeking to learn the stories that uniforms can tell. Participants can bring one uniform of interest for class exercises. Archival storage boxes and manikins are available for purchase. Attendees are invited to join the instructors after the workshop to share stories and refreshments at a restaurant to be named later.
Monday, March 14, 2016
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Textile Services, Andover, MA 01810
Course fee (includes lunch): $50
Limited to 30 participants
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