Dress and the African Diaspora: Tensions and Flows
This international symposium will consider the notion of the ’between’, that is, the tensions and flows of
ideas and historical or cultural activity that have influenced African diaspora dress, textiles, and beauty
regimes, and its associated wearers, producers and observers.
Speakers include: Professor Anitra Nettleton, Professor Leslie Rabine, Professor Susan Kaiser,
Dr Jessica Hemmings, Dr. Van Dyke Lewis, Elke aus dem Moore, Frances Ross, Kaat Debo, Tina Bini,
Christine Checinska, Dominique Heyse-Moore, Rochelle Rowe, Rose Sinclair.
This is a free event. For further information please contact TrAIN Senior Research Fellow, Carol Tulloch.
A Report of this event is posted on the Bulletin pages of this website.
Led by Carol Tulloch, TrAIN Senior Research Fellow, the Dress & the African Diaspora Network is supported by the Diasporas, Migration and Identities programme to provide a series of focused research forums over two years.
Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, South America and the U.
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Completed PhD - Producing and collecting for Empire: African textiles within the V&A Museum
Despite billing itself as “the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity” during the nineteenth and most of the twentieth century it was the V&A’s general policy not to collect African artefacts. This was largely due to a curatorial division between objects associated with “art” and “ethnography.
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I was born in England of Jamaican parents and originally trained as a fashion and textiles designer. I gained my Masters degree in the History of Design at the V&A/RCA, London.
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