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Wednesday, November 22

11:00 NZDT

Walk the Walk: Navigating Auckland City’s Fashion Heritage
The New Zealand Fashion Museum’s recent exhibition, Walk the Walk, took the exhibition to the streets with a live fashion show and walking tour. Visitors were given a full fashion show experience - complete with red carpet lining Elliot Street and featuring garments from the 1930s to today. A walking tour highlighting Auckland’s hidden fashion heritage brought to life the stories of past workrooms, boutiques and department stores, concealed amongst the heart of Auckland city. Both the exhibition and walking tour were transformed into a digital form, with the walking tour made available through WalkAuckland in conjunction with the MyTours app and each garment was photographed and added to the NZFM online collection for preservation. This talk explores the challenges and insights of creating a physical exhibition and incorporating digital elements in a unique way.

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Kelly Dix

Digital Content Producer and Manager, New Zealand Fashion Museum
@NZFashionMuseum @kelly_dix Kelly creates and promotes digital content for the New Zealand Fashion Museum. The cornerstone of NZFM is the online website, where fashion stories and collections are shared openly for reuse. Kelly’s work contributes to opening up New Zealand’s fashion... Read More →

Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:00 - 11:25 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30 NZDT

The Reach of a Starfish
Starfish was a Wellington based fashion label that operated from 1993-2013. It made a point of manufacturing garments locally and prided itself on sustainable practices. In this presentation Te Papa Assistant Archivist Gareth Watkins will discuss his recent project to sort, rehouse and catalogue Starfish’s archive and make it accessible through Te Papa’s online catalogue. The Starfish archive is made up of business records, workbooks, graphic designs, model shoots, look books and other printed ephemera which complement and contextualise the Starfish garments already in Te Papa’s collection. Gareth will highlight elements of Starfish’s design process – from initial sketches and fabric swatches through to the marketing material and finished garments. He will look at some of the dramatic changes in technology that took place during the 1990s and 2000s (from analogue to digital) and talk about manufacturing changes that affected New Zealand’s clothing industry. Gareth will discuss the use of blogs as a way of publicly showcasing Te Papa’s day-to-day work, as well as raising the awareness and accessibility of heritage collections.


Gareth Watkins

Collections Data Technician, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Gareth currently works as a Collections Data Technician with Te Papa’s Accelerated Collection Digitisation Programme. Prior to this he was working as an assistant archivist at Te Papa.

Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:30 - 12:00 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011