CDMC Conversation between Texas Fashion Collection Director Annette Becker and UW-Madison Art History PhD Candidate Tania Kolarik. Becker discussed the ways the TFC engages design and material culture research before giving a tour of the collection.
Through hundreds of hours of hands-on volunteering, Sue Engstrom is giving the public, scholars and students something she never really had in her own days as an undergraduate at UW-Madison: Access to one of the most diverse and valuable textile collections in the country.
Natalie Wright, curator of the Rapid Response Mask Collecting Project, provides insights into the project’s ongoing efforts to capture the varying and vital roles that masks play in daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDMC Conversation between CDMC Visiting Executive Director Sarah Anne Carter and Diné artist and scholar, Dakota Mace. Mace is a photographer and textile artist whose research focuses on the appropriation of Indigenous design work.
CDMC Conversation between design educator and historian PJ Carlino and architect and SoHE Professor Nastaran Shishegar. They discussed gender, race, and class in the standardization of office furniture and interiors.
A Spanish-language CDMC Conversation about the significance of the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico and what it was like during COVID.
CDMC Conversation between Shirley Wajda, Executive Director of the Enfield Shaker Museum, and Sarah Anne Carter. The two discussed how kitchen spaces are both shaped by and shape design, social and cultural history, and technology.
CDMC Conversation between Illinois State Museum history curator Erika Holst and HLATC Interim Assistant Collections Manager Samantha Comerford. The two discussed the exhibition “Fashioning Illinois: 1820-1900.”
CDMC Conversation between Menil Collection Librarian Lauren Gottlieb-Miller and Dr. Jonathan Senchyne, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.
Cynthia Leibrock is an author, lecturer, and designer focused on health and longevity in residential design. Leibrock gave a virtual tour of her carefully designed home and highlighted universal design elements that encourage healthy living.