This essay is about the type of dress that has been collected and exhibited in Greece over the last century. The paper is not an in-depth examination of Greek history, but rather it looks at the way the country’s relation to history reflects on what has been collected. The essay travels through the economic and the cultural climate of the given time period, in order to explore the specificities of dress and textiles collections of the mid-nineteenth and twentieth century. The scope of the essay is to explore the kind of dress that has been predominantly collected during the past two centuries in mainland Greece, highlighting issues of representation. The methodology draws upon online evidence from the field of Museum and Fashion Studies, as well as cultural insight and personal experience.
Project Supervisor: Professor Amy de la Haye
MA Fashion Curation, London College of Fashion