Collecting the 20th
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
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
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.
Delany, collector, antique dealer, lecturer and author, Montreal.
This presentation is generously supported by Carole Tanenbaum Vintage
B: Design & Decor
- 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.
Fusco, Founder/President of the Art Deco Society of Boston and
author of the Confident Collector Identification and Price Guide to
Posters. Brighton, Massachusetts.
- 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.
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
or call (416) 538-8536 between 9am and 9pm Eastern Time.
- Online - www.rom.on.ca (follow
the program links) or call (416) 586-5797.
- Session A OR B $45 ($40 for ROM Members. And $75 ($68 for ROM
Members) for both sessions.