91106 - Fashion and Cultural Heritage

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  • Teacher Daniela Calanca

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-STO/04

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Rimini

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Fashion Studies (cod. 9067)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student acquires skills and knowledge in the context of socio-historical research concerning the themes that link fashion to cultural heritage in the twentieth century. In particular, he has the ability to apply management theories and methods for the conservation and enhancement of public and private fashion heritage.

Course contents

Fashion and Cultural Heritage: definitions and articulations

Cultural Heritage and Fashion Companies

International Archives, Museums, Galleries of Costume

Methods and analytical approaches

Conservation and enhancement practices

Management of Fashion Cultural Heritage


For attending students

Teaching Materials will be made available by professor at the beginning of the course.

For non-attending students:

J. Petrov, Fashion, History, Museums: Inventing  the display of dress, Bloomsbury 2019 

F. Sayer, Public History. A practical Guide, Bloomsbury 2015

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, laboratory, seminars. During the course students will carry on a research on a fashion institution (museum, archive, gallery etc..), in order to learn the methodology of preservation and management of Fashion Cultural Heritage.

During the course a visit to a Fashion Museum and an Archive is expected.

Assessment methods

The exam is oral and written

Oral Exam

Attending students: report and presentation of the research  with multimedia tools (power point etc..), during classes will be valid as oral exam.

Non-attending students: oral exam on recommended readings.

Written Exam

Mandatory for all students: a research paper (3000 words) about a fashion institution. The wok must be submitted to the teacher within 7 days before the oral exam

Teaching tools

Multimedia tools

Office hours

See the website of Daniela Calanca