The library of the Fashion Museum, Province of Antwerp: a collection and an objective

Suls, Dieter
July 2008
Art Libraries Journal;Jul2008, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p19
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the history of collection and objective of the Fashion Museum of the Province of Antwerp in Belgium. The history of the collection of the Fashion Museum, commonly called MoMu or ModeMuseum, started when a group of Antwerp historians and collectors established a museum for Flemish civilisation. They selected the Sterckshof Castle at the edge of the city of Antwerp as the location of the museum having costumes, accessories and textiles as it main collections. On the other hand, the Vrieselhof in Oelegem collected textiles and apparel. In 1999, Linda Loppa was asked to create a new image for the Vrieselhof museum. Until 1999, the primary objective of the library had been to document the collection of the museum. In 2001, Stodel library was developed.


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