Europeana Fashion project,
an ambitious fashion
archive, will debut on May 2 2013
Europeana Fashion will go online with about 100,000 digital elements
from 22 partners from 12 European countries, representing the
leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain.
The consortium will aggregate and provide Europeana with outstanding
and rich material about the history of European fashion, including
more than 700.000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from
historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings,
sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues.
Its aim is to aggregate and harmonise existing digital content coming
from the most important and interesting public and
private European fashion collections.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission within the
ICT Policy Support Programme and coordinated by
Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, a private non-profit
organisation supported by Ente Cassa di Firenze, based in Florence.
The project will officially launch at the ‘Glam Fashion Industry and
the Community’ conference, scheduled for April 17 and 18 in Florence.
Here, scholars, curators, media expert, opinion leaders in the fashion
industry will aggregate to investigate the connections between fashion and culture.