Goldsmiths Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery is part of Goldsmiths Library Special Collections. Our mission is to become a leading centre for the study, promotion and dissemination of the collections we hold. We document, promote and foster the pioneering history of textiles at Goldsmiths from the 1940s to the present day.
Several rare and unusual published resources of interest to students of western dress and fashion from the 19th to the early 20th-century. Includes historical surveys as well as manufacturers' booklets and sample swatch catalogs.
Human ecology is an academic discipline that deals with the relationship between humans and their natural, social and created environments. Human ecology investigates how humans and human societies interact with nature and with their environment. The Human Ecology Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to human ecology.
How the Dutch peddle Indonesian-inspired designs to West Africa
contemporary and historical dress
The Fashion Museum is designated as 'an outstanding collection'. This accreditation is used by the government body, the Council for Museums Libraries and Archives, to recognise collections that are not held in national museums but are nevertheless of national and international significance.
HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance.
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