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Lecture: Behind the Seams: Noticing Lives in the Details of Old Clothes, April 3


Collage of historic women's clothing

Published March 13, 2024

Presented by the Friends of the Libraries in partnership with Historic Northampton.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Neilson Browsing Room
4:30 p.m., reception to follow

Smith College Professor of Theatre Kiki Smith ʼ71 will discuss the work of developing, preserving, and teaching with the Smith College Historic Clothing Collection. This collection includes over 4,000 items of clothing from the early 1800s to the present day.

Smith College Professor of Theatre Kiki Smith

Smith’s recent book, Real Clothes, Real Lives: 200 Years of What Women Wore, provides insights into women's lives and their evolving roles at home and in the workplace.

This event will also be available virtually. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing your specific link for joining the webinar. You will need to use this link in order for the webinar to recognize you as a registered attendee. Click here to register.


Mary Irwin, Library Development Officer:

book cover Real Clothes Real Lives by Kiki Smith