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  Cornell Costume and Textile Collection

The Elizabeth Schmeck Brown Gallery of the Costume and Textile Collection is located on theFirst Floor of the Human Ecology Building. New displays are installed periodically. The display shown here features artifacts from the Remey Collection, a wardrobe of 1930- 1933 couture.


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The Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design maintains the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, which includes more than 9,000 items of apparel dating from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as a substantial collection of ethnographic textiles and costume. The collection is used for teaching and research. A gallery displaying selections from the Collection is located on the first floor of the Human Ecology Building, and is open during normal weekday business hours when the University is in session.

You are invited to search the online gallery featuring highlights of the Collection. Also visit the fully searchable online Catalogue Database created for the Cornell Costume Collection, and still being expanded. Illustrations are gradually being added to the catalog. If you wish to view only illustrated entries in the catalogue, be sure to check the box labelled "photo present" in the search form.

Not only the online catalogue, but also the Collection itself is open to serious researchers by appointment. If you have questions regarding the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, please contact Helen McLallen, Costume Collection Manager.