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FIDM Museum & Galleries

The FIDM Museum was organized as a nonprofit in 1978 to provide a research facility of garments and visual materials to serve the needs of students, scholars, designers, and the public. Housed within the campus, the 15,000-piece collection represents over 400 years of fashion history, including haute couture and ready-to-wear, world dress, film costumes, accessories, jewelry, textiles, fragrance packaging, and ephemera.

The Museum Collections are split into two major parts: the Permanent Collection, used for exhibition and research; and the Study Collection, used by students for hands-on inspection and inspiration. The Collections are constantly researched, exhibited, and published nationally and internationally.

The Museum offers 8,000 square feet of exhibition space and hosts up to three major exhibitions each year, in addition to smaller installations and conferences. At the entrance to the galleries is the popular Museum Shop, with an online site FIDMmuseumshop.org. The volunteer FIDM Museum Fashion Council supports acquisitions and educational endeavors through fundraising and outreach. The FIDM Museum is committed to the development of educational exhibitions that explore the limitless relationships of fashion with the arts, history, society, and technology.   FIDMmuseum.org / https://FIDMmuseum.org/blog.