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The Sari in Paris Fashion: 1910 to 1940

The Sari in Paris Fashion: 1910 to 1940

Jaya Misra
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
The Sari is perhaps the most recognizable and influential garment from the Indian subcontinent. Despite its extensive influence and complex history within international fashion, it is often solely associated with Orientalism—an association which has caused the nuances of its history to be overlooked. This paper begins with an overview of the Sari and then goes on to analyze a variety of sources, primarily articles from the fashion press and extant garments, to understand the major and minor ways in which the Sari influenced Paris fashion between 1910 and 1940. It highlights the Parisian designers and their clients, who contributed to its popularity in fashion. It reconstructs the Sari’s journey in context with the major developments of early twentieth-century fashion, beginning with Avant-Garde Modernism around the 1910s to the Neoclassical Modernism of the 1930s. In the process, it illustrates the Sari’s many roles; as medium, influence and ultimately as a fashionable garment in its own right. This paper advocates for a more nuanced approach to studying fashion history—one which moves away from essentialized views of “East” and “West.” The understanding of the extent of the Sari’s influence on and presence within Paris fashion is a step towards reducing its isolation from mainstream fashion studies.
How to Solve(NT) a Problem: Implementing Commercial Dry Cleaning in a Textile Conservation Setting

How to Solve(NT) a Problem: Implementing Commercial Dry Cleaning in a Textile Conservation Setting

Sophia Daniel
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
This qualifying paper is an investigation into the past and current state of how commercial dry cleaning (solvent cleaning) is being used as a treatment option in textile conservation. Literature on the topic of dry cleaning in conservation is for the most part dated. Additionally, there is a barrier of entry into treatment as machinery is expensive and requires working with someone who owns and knows how to operate the equipment. An update on the current uses of dry cleaning in the conservation field and changes in the dry cleaning industry would be beneficial to those wishing to expand treatment options for collections in their care. Investigating the topic of solvent cleaning will be accomplished through tracing developments and literature review to better understand where commercial dry cleaning stands in the field of textile conservation in terms of application. This text will also act as an overview of how to process works so those interested in utilizing dry cleaning as a treatment have a resource that combines several areas of research.
Analysis, Treatment, and Mounting of an 1820 Embroidered Sampler

Analysis, Treatment, and Mounting of an 1820 Embroidered Sampler

Molly E. Leonard
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
This qualifying paper explores the history of Dutch embroidered samplers, focusing on common imagery, and discusses a cleaning treatment for a c. 1820 Dutch embroidered sampler. Of particular interest in this paper are popular embroidery motifs, the importance of embroidered samplers in women's lives, methods for addressing tidelines caused by water contact, and mounting for future display. The sampler is in the collection of an FIT Adjunct Instructor, and will return to her possession after treatment.
The Conservation of a Qing Dynasty Ao (Late Nineteenth-Century Chinese Women’s Robe)

The Conservation of a Qing Dynasty Ao (Late Nineteenth-Century Chinese Women’s Robe)

Alyson Katz
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
This qualifying paper documents the conservation treatment of a Qing Dynasty Ao (late nineteenth-century Chinese Han women’s robe). The robe is now part of the Graduate Study Collection and is available for research.

The first section of this paper looks at the historical context of this style of robe as well as the meaning of the different decorative motifs and embellishments seen on the garment. The second part of the paper is a complete documentation of the condition, treatment proposal, and treatment report.

To conclude, this paper assesses the treatment along with an overview of the different ideologies of compensating for loss to justify the treatment options. The research thoroughly discusses the choices that lead up to the decisions made during treatment. The conservation treatments involved included: hand stitched underlay and overlay supports, adhesives, custom dying, and rehousing.
Signature By Babs: Isabel “Babs” Willaumez Rawlings At American Vogue 1933-1955

Signature By Babs: Isabel “Babs” Willaumez Rawlings At American Vogue 1933-1955

Maurizio Francesco Marrero
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
Despite the striking life and career of the English-born fashion editor, illustrator, and designer Isabel “Babs” Willaumez Rawlings (BWR) (1902 -1986), her contributions are still underrepresented in fashion history. Having started her career at French Vogue in 1933, she would change over to American Vogue in 1935 until her departure in 1946. BWR was at Vogue during the time when other prominent fashion editors were working, such as Edna Woolman Chase, Bettina Ballard at Vogue, and Carmel Snow and Diana Vreeland at Harper’s Bazaar. As the wife of two men with successful fashion careers, the illustrator René Bouët-Willaumez and the photographer John Rawlings, her name often appears in connection with them. However, she was a talented woman in her own right; the primary sources that exist suggest she was an influential editor and deserves to be the focus of a fashion studies paper.

BWR’s ideas often appeared in American Vogue in stories which she illustrated herself. She contributed to many editorials where she communicated ideas put into practice in her own wardrobe. Her three “Signature–‘Babs’ ” articles from 1944 demonstrate her instinctive personal style. Through editorials such as “Suits” and “Painters’ Scarfs and How to Wear Them,” BWR’s process is revealed; she reworked the same concept over years until it was perfected. Her use of accessories is why the word consistent can be used to describe her personal style. Having all the qualifications of a tastemaker of the 1930s and 1940s, BWR also acted as a collaborator with the designers who custom-made some of her clothing. This is the first study of the life and career of an influential American fashion editor and thus contributes towards a more complete history of twentieth-century fashion.
Uncovering the Life and Work of American Fashion Designer, Marguery Bolhagen (1920-2021)

Uncovering the Life and Work of American Fashion Designer, Marguery Bolhagen (1920-2021)

Bridget Kerr
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
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  • Thesis
In their 2022 exhibition entitled In America: An Anthology of Fashion, the Metropolitan Museum of Art displayed a ball gown by Marguery Bolhagen (1920-2021) and utilized a photograph of its installation to advertise their exhibition. The exhibition offered little information on the designer and discussed the client and donor of the dress in greater detail. Little record existed discussing Bolhagen’s work; beyond her role as a ready-to-wear designer for Bergdorf Goodman beginning in 1965, she was relatively unknown. Despite this, her work is held in institutions throughout the United States, including the Met, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection at Ohio State University. The aim of this paper is to consider her importance to fashion historians and the public.

This qualifying paper uncovers the life and work of American fashion designer Marguery Bolhagen, delving beyond a striking image used to advertise an exhibition, and looking beyond her relationship to her most famous client, Austine Hearst, also known as Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr. Drawing from fashion press research, object-based study, and interviews with descendants of the designer, this paper is organized into two chapters. The first chapter discusses the life of the designer chronologically from birth to death, with focus on her work in the fashion industry. The second chapter is dedicated to an examination of six objects by Bolhagen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. The paper concludes with a discussion of the challenges presented when conducting this research, and further research avenues to be pursued. Aiming to recognizing the work of a female couturier amongst her male contemporaries, this paper contextualizes Marguery Bolhagen as an American fashion designer in the twentieth century.
An Exploration of Embroidered and Pieced Kashmiri Shawls

An Exploration of Embroidered and Pieced Kashmiri Shawls

Kripa K. Kewalramani
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
The Kashmiri shawl developed over three hundred years, with each culture bringing its own unique contribution to the evolution of the Kashmiri shawl. The variety of Kashmiri shawls is endless; this can be seen museum and private collections, on auction websites and published in books. The majority of Kashmiri shawls in museums and private collections today is of nineteenth-century manufacture. The invention of embroidered shawls, which originally started as a touch-up on designs of completed shawls, started in the mid-eighteenth century. In the nineteenth century, shawl production received a powerful external stimulus and took a change of course when European attention impacted local designs and manufacture. It was during this time that piecework resulted, and culminated in the shift from atelier weaving toward mass market.

This qualifying paper will focus on three shawls attributed to Kashmir, India, analyze the use of embroidery and piecing in their construction, and review a comprehensive treatment for one. The research and treatment of that shawl, done for FT644, Advanced Conservation II, in Spring 2022, provided the inspiration for this paper. The body of this paper is a comparison of the three shawls. All three are lined, composite and embroidered - yet, are all different. All three are hand-woven in the kani weave, a twill tapestry weave with interlocking wefts, from Kashmir, India. This paper analyzes the similarities and differences of all three and the publication on Kashmiri shawl conservation treatments.
Awakening the Senses: Adornment in Film Costumes by Adrian

Awakening the Senses: Adornment in Film Costumes by Adrian

Karen Randi Perlman
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
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  • Thesis
Hollywood films of the 1920s-40s included lavishly embellished costumes that reflected light from metallic embroidery, sequins and glass beads. The reflected light was augmented with feathers, fringes, and other adornments. These spectacular costumes were enhanced by headdresses and jewelry. The challenge of creating illusionary beauty was achieved by the costume designer, who imagined and executed his/her designs. In Hollywood history, there is a legendary film costume designer whose costumes are still marveled at today. He is Gilbert Adrian (1903-59) simply known as “Adrian,” who worked as the Head Costume Designer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) from 1928 to 1941. Film scholars have credited Adrian as the most influential film costume designer, and the creator of the “Hollywood Glamour Look.” Adrian’s creations serve as cases-in-point to examine how adornment (i.e. embellishment, headwear and jewelry) augment the “embodiment” of film costumes (i.e. dress). Eighteen films from 1929 to 1941 were categorized into five groups: Reflected Light; Feathers and Fringes Abound; Modernism: Simplicity and Contrast; Hollywood’s Orientalism; and Masquerade and Musicals. The theoretical frameworks were phenomenology, Mei Mei Rado, Edward Said, and Anne Hollander among others to provide a different perspective on “embodiment.” The results Adrian achieved from his astute understanding of how fabrics and embellishments film in black-and-white are impressive. Adrian’s prolific career from film costume to fashion designer remains influential today.
A Survey and Annotated Bibliography Focusing on Publications Related to the Technical Analyses of Metal Thread, 1995-2022

A Survey and Annotated Bibliography Focusing on Publications Related to the Technical Analyses of Metal Thread, 1995-2022

Karri Vaughn
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
This qualifying paper is an annotated bibliography of publications having to do with the technical analysis of metal threads used in textiles since 1995. For the 104 papers listed, 60 were annotated by the author, and for the remaining 43, the original paper’s abstracts were sufficient. Publications were categorized and sorted by purpose of published investigation (history, conservation, method of manufacture, etc.); and the actual technique(s) employed in each publication. Information about the type of thread construction (flat strips, metal-wrapped on fiber core, etc.), the metal content, and the application of the metal thread is described in the annotations using consistent terminology to make the document searchable. The entries are in alphabetical order by author and only publications in English are included.

Significant work had been done on metal thread analysis prior to 1995 by some pioneers in the field: Norman Indictor, Robert Koestler, Mary Ballard, and Marta Járó. A compilation of what has been published since 1995 was needed, especially in light of new analytical equipment now available in labs. Hence, this bibliography starts at 1995.

A brief history of metal threads and the development of manufacturing methods is included as well as a brief overview of some of the past developments in metal thread analysis. However, this paper is not intended as an exhaustive compilation of all papers written about the history, manufacture, or conservation of metal threads. In order to be included in this bibliography, some form of analytical technique investigating metal threads must have been employed. Some papers may coincidentally examine coatings and organic substrates, but those were included only if they also performed metal analysis.
Pants, Performance, and Perception: The Impact of New York's Disguise Law (1845) on Gendered Dress

Pants, Performance, and Perception: The Impact of New York's Disguise Law (1845) on Gendered Dress

Deirdre Mary Morgan
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
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  • Thesis
In 1856, the New York Daily Times reported that a person named Charley was arrested in New York City and sentenced to “two months imprisonment on Blackwell’s Island” for vagrancy and wearing men's clothing. Charley—who was identified as Harriet French—was one of the many civilians who were subjected to the cross-dressing laws that appeared across the United States throughout the end of the nineteenth century. At the same time these laws were being enacted, gender impersonation acts were growing in popularity thanks to Vaudeville, giving gender performance a public platform. Actors, like Ella Wesner, gave paid public performances where they were praised on stage for the illusions they were able to cast. Wesner was one of the performers cited as not only having worn men’s clothing during her performances, but was known to wear men’s clothes in public, and was ultimately buried in men’s clothes as requested in her will. This paper will use Charley and Ella Wesner as a lens to examine how fashion plays a role in the construction of gender and consider the necessary narrative expansion needed in fashion history scholarship.
The Inspirations and Designs of Ana de Pombo

The Inspirations and Designs of Ana de Pombo

Floricia Arce
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
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  • Thesis
Ana de Pombo (1889 -1985) was a Spanish born fashion designer living and working in Paris, France in the 1920s-1940s. Popular and well known in her time, she is little known by historians and the public today. At the height of her career in the mid-1930s, de Pombo was the lead designer for the House of Paquin (1891-1956) where she successfully incorporated the popular artistic movement, flamenco, into her designs. De Pombo’s side career as a flamenco performer gave her awareness of the popularity of the art form and provided her with intimate knowledge of ways to use common flamenco imagery in her work. This qualifying paper explores the connection between Ana de Pombo’s interest in flamenco and her evening wear designs for the House of Paquin.
Seguimos Aquí: Indigenous Fashion in Latin America

Seguimos Aquí: Indigenous Fashion in Latin America

Michelle Ralph-Fortón
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
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  • Thesis
Seguimos Aquí: Indigenous Fashion in Latin America, translated to “we are still here,” is a proposed traveling exhibition that will be the first to highlight fashion created by living Indigenous Latin American designers. Showcasing the creativity and talent of five designers and four Latin-owned luxury labels collaborating with artisans from Central and South American countries will emphasize the makers’ craftsmanship and innovations. Ensembles, costumbrismo art, literature, photographs, and museum artifacts will provide historical context for the designers’ work. Media will include interview clips with the designers and artisans, runway coverage, and behind-the-scenes content on the creative process. Accompanying biand tri-lingual didactic text, in order of the Indigenous language, official language, to English, is vital to consider inclusivity and respectful public engagement for all visitors.

Composed of four thematic sections, Perspectivas Cambiantes (Shifting Perspectives) will begin by challenging how we define terms such as dress, fashion, traditional clothing, and costume. This section will demonstrate shifting perceptions of Indigenous people and fashion with examples from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second section, Resistencia (Resistance), will highlight the importance of Indigenous representation and the lack thereof in the fashion industry. In Respeto (Respect), emphasis on the many hands involved in a brand's identity is central, honing in on fair trade models. The final section, Revolución (Revolution), will showcase current initiatives to help preserve the passing of craft traditions to the next generations and speaks to where the future of Indigenous fashion is going without the limitations of a “non-Western” label. An exhibition checklist, along with exhibition design, public programming, and catalog proposal, is included.
The Potential of Art Festivals Held in the Metropolitan Area of Japan

The Potential of Art Festivals Held in the Metropolitan Area of Japan

Sae Matsumoto
  • 2022
  • Art Market Studies
  • Text
  • Thesis
This thesis comprises a case study (Part 1) and a business plan (Part 2). The case study will focus on the incidents and controversy surrounding the exhibition “After Freedom of Expression” from Aichi Triennale 2019. This exhibition is an important case of showing a major example of censorship caused by the government of Japan. Since Aichi is also a metropolitan area in Japan, Aichi Triennale is a great example of the business plan.

The business plan outlines a strategy and the overview of a proposed art festival, the Osaka Triennale, which will be held in Osaka, Japan. Osaka Triennale is an art festival held every three years in Osaka, having the mission of making Osaka a place to enjoy arts and culture. The case study illustrates the modern issue of when having an art festival in Japan, which Osaka Triennale will have to keep in mind in order to be produced.
From Revival to Reinvention: Quilting in America, 1971-2023

From Revival to Reinvention: Quilting in America, 1971-2023

Hayden Lees Cubas
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
This qualifying paper traces the most recent quilting revival in America from the 1970s through modern-day and examines the circumstances of early and late Revival quilters, with exploration into whether early and late Revival quilters are indeed part of the same quilting movement. Investigating the factors that sparked the revival in the Seventies, and the evolution of the quilting industry that grew around Revival Quilters in the years that followed, characteristics of quilters are defined as the decades progress and the nature of Revival Quilting changes. Quilters’ dialogs with the growing quilting industry affect commercially available products in the hobby market, as well as the output of those who engage with the craft and how quilts are created.

As new tools and technologies change, the ways in which quilters engage with the craft evolves dramatically. While post-millennium quilters find their foundations in the quilting revival of the Seventies, increasing developments in technology and the internet give them unprecedented access to peer dialog and educational materials. New avenues to careers in quilting, grounded in YouTube, social media, and e-commerce, begin to emerge. In light of this exceptional level of access to the quilting community, sewing supplies, and pattern material, the author seeks to redefine post-millennium quilters, proposing a new term scholars may use to refer to them: Connected Quilters.
The Gallerization of the Museum Model

The Gallerization of the Museum Model

Chelsea Burgess
  • 2023
  • Art Market Studies
  • Text
  • Thesis
In the post-pandemic age, technology has grown significantly to create an impact on the art world. Whether it is planning an immersive art experience, hosting exhibitions and selling art in decentralized spaces, art organizations such as museums and galleries have begun to incorporate the use of technology as part of their program as an additional strategy to increase audience engagement and traffic even when they are not physically present. This thesis compares a case study (Part 1) and a business plan (Part 2), with the purpose of investigating the actual performance of the technology in art. I will apply the case study of the collaboration between The Mill and Tate Britain to my business of creative marketing studio with a focus on marketing and design through cutting-edge technology.
An Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Art and Technology Maba Studio, Marketing in the Context of Creative Technology

An Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Art and Technology Maba Studio, Marketing in the Context of Creative Technology

Silvia Zhang
  • 2022
  • Art Market Studies
  • Text
  • Thesis
In the post-pandemic age, technology has grown significantly to create an impact on the art world. Whether it is planning an immersive art experience, hosting exhibitions and selling art in decentralized spaces, art organizations such as museums and galleries have begun to incorporate the use of technology as part of their program as an additional strategy to increase audience engagement and traffic even when they are not physically present. This thesis compares a case study (Part 1) and a business plan (Part 2), with the purpose of investigating the actual performance of the technology in art. I will apply the case study of the collaboration between The Mill and Tate Britain to my business of creative marketing studio with a focus on marketing and design through cutting-edge technology.
Building Art-Tech Utopia: Artists Engaging with the Internet From Web 1.0 Through the Possibilities of Web 3.0

Building Art-Tech Utopia: Artists Engaging with the Internet From Web 1.0 Through the Possibilities of Web 3.0

Danielle Paterson
  • 2022
  • Art Market Studies
  • Text
  • Thesis
Advances in technology and internet culture have pushed artists’ production and their markets towards a more decentralized, accessible, and democratic environment where independent artists can thrive. Since the early days of Web 1.0, artists have integrated internet technology into their practice as a means of production, social interaction, marketing, and distribution. In the ensuing years, the art market and opportunities for artistic success have developed in tandem with technological innovations and continue to evolve as our culture shifts into a future of virtual worlds and digital assets. The initial developments of the computer and Web 1.0 began in the 1960s through the 1990s. These later developed into Web 2.0 and the revolutionary influence of social media in the 2000s through 2020. Today Web 3.0 is emerging through virtual reality and blockchain technology. A discussion of each digital epoch will address the evolution of technology, the progression of artistic practice utilizing the internet, and the internet’s impact on the art market. This foundational research has been applied to a series of case studies of artists currently working in digital art, virtual reality, and non-fungible tokens. By applying the information and data collected from multiple sources of academic and internet research, formal and casual interviews with artists and industry professionals, and personal expertise on the topics, this thesis will examine how artists have historically interacted with evolving internet technologies to illustrate the copious paths to artistic success using Web 3.0 innovations. Web 3.0 is currently being created with a user-centric ethos and protocol that has the capacity to change the long-established system of standards in the art world. This research aims to provide artists with the tools to successfully navigate Web 3.0 and create a decentralized, accessible, and democratic art world.
Conservation of a Pair of c. 1865 Silk Walking Boots

Conservation of a Pair of c. 1865 Silk Walking Boots

Alexandra Blach
  • 2023
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
  • Text
  • Thesis
The subject of this paper is the conservation treatment of a pair of c. 1865 red silk boots. The contents of this paper describe the identification, testing procedures, treatment proposal, and conservation treatment of the boots.
Exist: Existential Provocations

Exist: Existential Provocations

Grace Woelkers
  • 2022
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • Text
  • Thesis
An abundance of hardships, suffering, and despair have been experienced, especially in the past five years. These years have caused emotions of hopelessness and sorrow, making it difficult for some to see beyond their troubles. With this being said, it should also be noted that because of these wrenched years, positive transformations have been seen in societies. A journey to find their niche, their purpose, and the meaning of their life, has pathed a thirst for well-being. The exploration of one's purpose or meaning in life in relation to the world around them can harness powerful insights.
It's Magic: Let Words Guide You

It's Magic: Let Words Guide You

Shamysia Waterman
  • 2022
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • Text
  • Thesis
In an experiential environment, the ultimate goal is to evoke a sense of awareness in the visitor that ends up being unique to the individual. No matter the topic, a visitor should be able to leave the environment having learned something as well as questioning the topic they've engaged in, yearning to know more. The purpose of this thesis to an experiential exhibition design execution followed this notion in its playful eagerness to remind those that their words have access to creating a whole world of magic, if one simply wishes to tap into their innate imagination.
Tune In

Tune In

Alison McNamara-Marsland
  • 2023
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • Text
  • Thesis
This document is arranged in two sections. Part I explores my thesis theory where I discuss how and why music affects the brain both physiologically and emotionally. I also explore the concept of divergent thinking and its positively correlated relationship to the act of listening to music. Part II describes the application of the theory as an applied exhibition project. In this part, I describe a developed experiential design project I created in order to implement and demonstrate my theory. The project focuses on the phenomenon of music leading to an increase in divergent thinking in order to enable visitors to approach topics from new perspectives and unlock creative insights. The topic I chose to use as the subject of my exhibition was climate change due to the doomerism mindset that causes many people to feel stuck and uninspired. Feelings of hopelessness prevent creativity and innovation therefore it is important to shift people's mindsets and approach to the topic. This is why divergent thinking, facilitated by the incorporation of music, can be incredibly impactful on both individuals and society.
How Museums Reshape Audience Engagement through Social Media Marketing

How Museums Reshape Audience Engagement through Social Media Marketing

Dominique D. Castro
  • 2022
  • Art Market Studies
  • Text
  • Thesis
To stay relevant in their communities, museums must reflect and take time to build trust, maintain a positive reputation, and develop innovative ways of shaping culture. Navigating through a fluid time in the age of digital media, museums have taken advantage of their online presence to stay relevant. However, with museums experiencing a push from the public for change, how can museums shape culture through communication via social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, while still being authentic to themselves? This thesis will examine data from three large, renowned American museums; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and The Art Institute of Chicago. By using the social media reports from the museums marketing platforms and their own operational reports, it will show how each museum builds and shapes a community online, collecting research through accredited journals and publications on marketing, arts marketing, and the digital development of arts institutions. The data will be analyzed, identifying major developments over time in the digital marketing world, comparing the data between the three institutions, and examining how these changes have been applied across the board.
Connection, Immersion, and Perspective-Taking in Shared Spaces

Connection, Immersion, and Perspective-Taking in Shared Spaces

Natalie Henson
  • 2022
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • Text
  • Thesis
Immersive virtual experiences and games have been shown to build self-efficacy, perspective-taking, and empathy in participants through devices such as avatar-like embodied experiences and collaboration within the environment.
Bonding Across Distances: How to Create Shared Emotional Experiences in Remote Settings

Bonding Across Distances: How to Create Shared Emotional Experiences in Remote Settings

Hsin-Yi Chang
  • 2022
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • Text
  • Thesis
In this research, I explore how shared emotional experiences can be created in remote settings that effectively engage physically distant participants and foster interpersonal bonds. The document is organized into two parts:
Sound Playground: Consciousness and Soundscape Design in Experiential Environments

Sound Playground: Consciousness and Soundscape Design in Experiential Environments

Jami Sparano
  • 2022
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • Text
  • Thesis
This paper occurs in two parts. Part one contains theory and research, whereas part two synthesizes the theory and research into an applicatory museum exhibition design.