Fashion Merchandising and Design FMD 456 Historic Perspectives of Dress
MUSEUM REPORT Visit an online museum whose collection includes paintings or sculpture that show clear examples of historic costume and dress from one of the following museum websites.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Getty The Louvre The Prado
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Artifacts or exhibition must be representative of historic fashion of the Western world (that
is, European or American) from before 2000.
2. Minimum length: four full double-spaced pages, with one inch margins and 12-point font.
3. The body of the report should discuss the garments, accessories, hairstyles—all pertinent details
represented in the artifact(s).
5. Analyze three different pieces thoroughly. In the case of works of art, list the title of the work,
the artist and the year. You may select items from a single time period or several different periods.
6. Use and explain appropriate costume terminology.
7. Discuss why this piece is indicative of its time period. You may want to consider the social,
political, economic, geographic and religious forces at play. Compare the museum's examples
with your source materials and cite those sources using approved APA citation style.
8. Provide an APA bibliography at the end of the paper and APA references in the text. For
reference styles try the Owl Website.
9. Remember, this is a research paper. Effective use of outside sources is required. Neither your
class lecture notes nor term handouts are acceptable as sources; however, you may use one edition
of the course text. Should you choose to do so, a minimum of five additional costume-related
sources is required. (To clarify: The use of the course text is not required; however, should you
choose to use it, your bibliography must total six sources.)
7. Assignments must be submitted via the Drop Box on BeachBoard by the due date at 11:59 PM.
Late papers are not accepted.