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Subject: Fashion sketches

Fashion sketches

From: Deirdre Lawrence <bklnmus2>
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 1998
We are at the beginning of a grant-funded preservation project to
treat and rehouse approximately 10,000 fashion sketches and would
like your opinions. The sketches, dating from 1912 1o 1950,
represent a wide range of media including watercolor, gouache,
graphite and glitter on supports varying from tracing to typing
paper and bristol board. The sketches are currently stored within
rapidly deteriorating sketchbooks, post-bindings or loose within
folders and boxes. Many sketches are backed onto paper or adhered
back to back.

We are interested in methods used to house large collections of
sketches at other libraries or similar institutions. It is
imperative that the original order be retained and that the sketches
are at once accessible and secure. Your suggestions would be

Deirdre E. Lawrence
Principal Librarian/Coordinator of Research Services
Brooklyn Museum of Art Libraries and Archives
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11238
718-638-5000 x 308

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Received on Tuesday, 20 October, 1998

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