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    Clothing the pandemic conference

    Clothing the pandemic conference


    Resiliency, Community & Unity Expressed Through an International Collaboration of the Covid- 19 Facemask Project

    Online international conference
    December, 1

    This research and digital exhibition project aims to document and contextualize the use of facemasks during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21. Facemasks have become the iconic object and symbol of the pandemic representing humanity’s resilience, community and unity during this global tragedy. The project will connect international museums and curators working on this topic, and connect their collections virtually to a global public.

    Facemasks have become the iconic object and symbol of the pandemic representing humanity’s resilience, community and unity during this global tragedy. The project will connect international museums and curators working on this topic, and connect their collections virtually to a global public.

    This international conference convenes experts from all fields of Linguistic, History, Art History, Sociology and Museology.

    You may find the program and detailed information here.

    Free online event upon registration only.

    The project is granted by the ‘Solidarity CFP’ launched by ICOM for 2021. Along with ICOM Costume, ICOM CC, ICME and ICOM Canada. 

    Image credit : Hidden Van der Helst III, based on a Portrait of Adriana Jacobusdr Hinlopen by Lodewijk van der Helst, 1667, The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Photocollage Volker Hermes, 2020, Courtesy of the artist.