FIT Library Introduces Archive On Demand

Have you ever learned about an awesome guest speaker on campus the day after the event?  Wondered what FIT instruction was like back in 1982? Wished you could get a sneak peak into some of the labs and technology used here at FIT? The Gladys Marcus Library’s new online platform, Archive on Demand, is here to help. This online video resource is a great way to catch up on recent lectures and events as well as take a deeper dive into decades of the college’s video archives.  

New events and historical content are added all the time, so don’t forget to check back regularly.

Here are a few of our favorites from the site to get you started.

Poiret Coat Conservation Treatment

Nicole Bloomfield, conservation technologist at The Museum at FIT, explains how the museum acquired a 1917 coat by fashion designer Paul Poiret and describes the conservation treatment she performed so that it could go on display in the exhibition Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits, on view December 2, 2014–April 25, 2015.

International Trade and Marketing Alum Bick Thu Cao Minh

Professor Patrick Yanez interviews International Trade and Marketing alumna Bich Thu Cao Minh on her time at FIT and her career in corporate social responsibility. 

Fashion Culture Series: The High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Acting assistant dean for the School of Art and Design Sass Brown and journalist Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, discuss how fast fashion affects not only the fashion industry but also the environment. They also trace the development of cheap fashion, considering its ramifications and issues that have been raised by its emergence. Moderated by Ariele Elia and Emma McClendon. Presented by The Museum at FIT. March 27, 2014.

ARTSpeak: Dread Scott

The ARTSpeak lecture series presents Dread Scott, a self-described revolutionary artist whose work often addresses economic inequality and race; the U.S. Senate once denounced his work and President George H.W. Bush declared it “disgraceful.” He currently has work in the Agitprop exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, and he has recently published a book titled Fragments of the Peculiar Institution that documents his plan to reenact the 1811 New Orleans slave riots, using archival images and historical texts. Scott works in a number of media as well as performance, and his work has appeared at MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum, and BAM. 

Remembering Elaine Stone

Professor Elaine Stone, longtime member of the Fashion Merchandising Management Department, died on August 6, 2013. Professor Stone began teaching at FIT in 1977, served as the acting dean of Continuing Education for a time, and continued to teach in FMM, following her retirement in 2002, until very recently. In these video segments, Professor Stone, with her trademark candor and wit, speaks about FIT, teaching, education, and global fashion, and celebrates her favorite fashion accessory – the hat!


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