Bloomsbury Dress and Costume Library (TRIAL)

Bloomsbury Dress and Costume LibraryAccess via Library Catalogue.
Trial ends: 31st March 2024.




The Bloomsbury Dress and Costume Library is an online collection for the interdisciplinary study of dress and costume history, design and making. It brings together resources, including primary source material, authoritative scholarly books and reference works, practical costume-making guides, overview articles, and videos analysing garments in detail, together with a timeline of costume through the ages. Students and researchers of dress history, film and theatre costume, costume design and construction will find an array of material to support their work. This collection aims to promote the study of historical dress via an object-based approach, highlighting the paramount importance of historical accuracy for students and researchers alike.

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One Response to “Bloomsbury Dress and Costume Library (TRIAL)”

  1. Lydia Grant says:

    The Fine Art & Music Library Liaison team have received positive feedback about this resource from multiple academic teaching staff in the Bachelor of Fine Art (Production Design; Costume Design) and Master of Production Design. This resource is an excellent addition to our recommendations for students in these cohorts, and fills a content gap not addressed by other databases in our collections.

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