Modens udstillingspotentiale. En undersøgelse af modens fortællinger i dragt- og modeudstillinger

Damquist Olsen & Kari Cecilie

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The thesis studies fashions exhibition-potential – fashions potential narratives – and the role of the dress in dress and fashion exhibitions within culture-historical, applied arts and art historical museums by analysis of eight exhibitions. To identify the potential narratives the background of the exhibits are studied in a historiography of dress- and fashion research and an examination of collecting and exhibiting dress and fashion historically within the museum traditions. Four main research approaches are found: object, culture, practice and production based. The study shows: that the fashion exhibition completely or partially has emerged in culture-historic and applied arts museums, but has untapped potential within practice and production narratives; that dresses plays a minor role in the exhibition, when focused on fashion instead of dress; that culture-historical museums prioritise the chronological principle whilst applied arts museums prioritise the thematic; that some of the exhibitions does not exactly express their museum tradition; that the art historic museums in general has untapped potential for fashion exhibitions. Furthermore the thesis studies how artistic effects of the exhibition media can be used to systematise fashions exhibition-potential in an actual exhibition design, which seeks to integrate the chronological and thematic principles. The artistic effects such as room, text, context, sound, lighting, mannequin and interaction are explored and discussed in two design proposals wherein, either cases, the integration of the two principles is unsuccessful.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato30 nov. 2012
VejledereAnja Mølle Lindelof & Carsten Tage Nielsen


  • Iscenesættelse
  • Narrativ
  • Modeudstillinger
  • Museologi
  • Udstillingsdesign
  • Dragtudstillinger