FASH2099c/Documenting a Fashion Icon: The UC Bonnie Cashin Collection is a hands-on, UC Forward course offered at the University of Cincinnati through the top-ranked School of Design at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). In this class, students learn about the significance of cultural heritage institutions and the theory and practice of collection stewardship including: Collection conservation, proper handling, and care; visual & textual documentation; and exhibition/event planning, execution, and promotion. Students also gain an understanding of some of the legal, social, and ethical obligations cultural heritage institutions face and an appreciation for the fact that collections are held in trust for the public and made accessible for the public’s benefit.
Our approach: Transdisciplinary inquiry and discourse + crowdsourcing power + students’ love for technology, social media, and images = Investigation, interpretation, digitization, and dissemination of solid information about the designer, Bonnie Cashin, and our collection of Bonnie Cashin garments, housed here, at the DAAP Library at the University of Cincinnati.
STUDENT CURATORS: SPRING 2015-16
STUDENT CURATORS: FALL 2015-16
STUDENT CURATORS: SPRING 2015
STUDENT CURATORS: FALL 2014
STUDENT CURATORS: SPRING 2014
STUDENT CURATORS: SPRING 2013