Date of Graduation

Winter 12-16-2016

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Museum Studies

College/School

College of Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Museum Studies

First Advisor

Stephanie A. Brown

Abstract

This capstone project is a theoretical proposal for a rotating exhibit program that was developed for the Levi Strauss & Co. museum in San Francisco, California. It was conceived with the intent to help eradicate some of the stigmas associated with museum fashion exhibitions. This capstone explores the complicated history of the museum field’s relationship with fashion and analyzes some of the social justice issues that the fashion and textile industries face today. The project’s purpose is to demonstrate that museum fashion exhibitions are more than frivolous window displays in a museum setting and that they have the ability to educate visitors about complex global issues.

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