We cordially invite on 4.10.2017 r. at 18.00 to the House of History for the “Between the truth and stylization What do family photos tell us about fashion” lecture, that will be given by an art historian and costiumologist, Zuzanna Żubka-Chmielewska.
We cordially invite to the House of History for the “Between the truth and stylization What do family photos tell us about fashion” lecture, that will be given by an art historian, Zuzanna Żubka-Chmielewska.
About the lecture:
Today, when browsing old albums we often think: “pretty dress, ugly dress”, but clothing carries much more meaning. It can reveal the tastes, financial situation and even character of people immortalized on light-sensitive paper. Children’s photographs reveal some secrets of history of upbringing and elegant portraits reveal the secrets of beauty of the times gone by. Photographs taken outside an atelier tell the story of past customs and show us what the everyday clothes looked like. When old albums are accompanied by family stories and old letters, we get the recipe of a true time travel. How to prepare for it, how to embark on it, and what we should be aware of – Zuzanna Żubka-Chmielewska will answer these, taking us into her family’s world.
Art and fashion historian, cultural anthropologist. Postgraduate at the Institute of History of Polish Academy of Sciences, where she works in the field of history of clothing. She loves tracing old clothing habits and research the social and symbolic meaning of clothes. Apart from actual fashionl she enthusiastically analyses movie costumes. Sometimes she rummages through archives, but most of all she likes contact with people. Every year she takes groups of Warsaw students under her wing during lectures in Viamoda College, Warsaw Advertising School and in International School of Costumography and Fashion Design. She often shares her knowledge in the radio and on TV.
The lecture will take place in the House of History on Wednesday (4.10.2017) at 18.00. Admission free. After the lecture the “FASHIONS Antique clothes and fashion accessories from the Nomina Rosae collection and private collections from the years 1870–1950” exhibition will be available. Come, join us!
A photograph from early 20th century, taken in the “REMBRANDT” Photographical Art Atelier in Lvov. Nomina Rosae Foundation collections, gifted by Mrs Marta Kalarus