Collecting the 20th Century 2002!

This year's symposium will take place on Saturday April 6, 2002 at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Session A: Glitter & Glamour

1pm - Collecting Vintage Fashion
Hollywood celebrities and New York fashion models and recently pushed vintage fashion to a new level. The market has been transformed from mere second-hand clothing to "collectible" status on the internet. Explore 20th century designer fashions as both wearer and collector.

Dr. Alexandra Palmer
, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curator, Royal Ontario Museum, and author of Couture & Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s.

1:45 - Fifties Canadian Costume Jewellery
For women in the 1950s, costume jewellery provided admission to the culture of consumerism, glamour and status. Learn about Shermin and the other high fashion Canadian and American makers, and how they set the standard for the rest of the 20th century.

Terry Delany, collector, antique dealer, lecturer and author, Montreal.
This presentation is generously supported by Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection.

2:30 - Refreshments

Session B: Design & Decor

3pm - Passionate about Posters
Trace the evolution of the poster from its humble origins to current stats as prized possession. Explore poster artists, printing methods, pricing and marketplace trends. Useful collecting advice will guide you to desirable posters that are still very affordable today.

Tony Fusco, Founder/President of the Art Deco Society of Boston and author of the Confident Collector Identification and Price Guide to Posters. Brighton, Massachusetts.

3:45 - From Mission to Modern
Collectors and dealers have appreciated the 20th century decorative arts and furnishings cine the 1970s. Understand how this area of collection has evolved and where it is headed. Learn how to recognize truly significant examples from the ordinary.

David Rago, Magazine publisher, auctioneer, PBS Antiques Roadshow appraiser and co-author of Miller's American Art Pottery: Treasure or Not? Lamberville, New Jersey.
This presentation is generously supported by McArthur & Company Publishing Ltd.

4:30 - Refreshments

Information - www.collecting20thcentury.com or call (416) 538-8536 between 9am and 9pm Eastern Time.

Registration - Online - www.rom.on.ca (follow the program links) or call (416) 586-5797.

Costs - Session A OR B $45 ($40 for ROM Members. And $75 ($68 for ROM Members) for both sessions.


20th Century Week continues with

Sunday, April 7, 11am
Sherman Jewellery Identification Clinic with Terry Delany.
Harbourfront Antique Market, 390 Queen's Quay W. (416) 260-2626
www.hfam.com

Sunday, April 7, 1:30 pm
Concrete and Mirrors: 20th Century Architecture in Toronto Walking Tour
Heritage Toronto, (416) 338-0684
www.heritagetoronto.org

Monday, April 8, 11am & 7pm
20th Century Decorative Arts Auction
Waddington's. 111 Bathurst St. (416) 504-9100
www.waddingtonsauctions.com

 

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