Professional development course
Curating Fashion and Dress

Monday 5 February 2018 - Friday 9 February 2018

  • Monday 5 February 2018 - Friday 9 February 2018

  • Seminar Room 2

  • Course price £1,150.00

  • Call +44 (0)20 7942 2000 to book

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. V&A fashion exhibitions have attracted millions of visitors enabling the Museum to develop an extraordinary wealth of expertise in the field of curating fashion and dress. This culminated with the resounding success of ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ enjoyed by over 490,000 visitors in London. Following two successful editions in 2016, the V&A welcomes applications for this year's ‘Curating Fashion and Dress' one week intensive international training course.

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We are thrilled to be able to share our knowledge and insight in this field with many museum colleagues from around the world through this course. Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A

Course Overview

The course presents a comprehensive insight into the V&A’s Fashion and Dress collections. You will be guided through the whole curation process, from collecting, to conservation and mounting, to ensure best practice can be applied to your own collections. All teaching is delivered by experts from the V&A and includes both talks and hands-on workshops to suit different styles of learning. You will also be invited to share real examples of projects from your institution that can be developed during and after the course.

By the end of the course, the participants will have:
• Increased your knowledge and skills in the field of fashion and dress curation
• Discovered new ways of making the best of your own fashion and dress collections
• Met with peers from around the globe and become part of an international network of museum fashion and dress professionals


Email to register your interest in applying

This course is only open to museum professionals with responsibilities related to fashion/dress collections. Short Skype interviews will take place shortly after the application deadline of Sunday 10 December 2017.

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Professional development course: Curating Fashion and Dress

5 February 2018 - 9 February 2018


Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)