Welcome to the Goldstein Museum of Design's new blog! Our goal with this blog is to give a more in-depth perspective on our museum through discussions about objects in our collection as well as an insider perspective on our exhibitions. We would like this blog to be a forum where the public can discuss issues related to design.
Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion
GMD currently has over 28,000 objects in our collection, approximately 18,000 of which are apparel or accessories, but we also have textiles, graphic design and decorative arts in our collection. We have one main gallery space, in McNeal hall on the St. Paul Campus and another space in Rapson Hall, on East Bank: http://goldstein.design.umn.edu/visit/. We have three exhibitions a year in McNeal Hall on a variety of different topics.
We would like to use this blog to give the public a more in-depth understanding of GMD, from how a small museum works to the scope of our collection. Our exhibitions do not allow visitors to see even a fraction of the pieces available in our collection, so this will give us a space to talk about our collection. In addition, we will use the collection to exemplify different types of design from the late 18th century to the present.
We will be posting entries with images and discussions about objects in our collection. If there is anything in particular you would like to learn about, we will do our best.
Entries will be written by various staff members at GMD to give you a variety of perspectives on GMD and our collection.
Brief bios of our bloggers are available here.