Feder examines an embroidered "signature shirt" from Las Vegas High School, class of 1938. Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Costume & Textile Collection.
Photo courtesy Joe Thomson.
How is entertainment costume defined?
The category of entertainment costume includes clothing, accessories and related props designed for a performer's use on a stage, screen or other public venue.
Services are offered to private, individual, corporate, study and museum costume collections.
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Collection conservation and storage solutions
Archival, best-practices storage and preventive conservation techniques will prevent deterioration, damage and loss
Collection cleaning and stabilizing
Safe, remedial conservation treatments will mitigate, improve or remedy existing condition concerns
Costume restoration advice and execution
Strategic restoration techniques will restrict artifact modifications and provide stabilization to maximize lifespan and value
Costume reproduction solutions
Strategic replication of fragile artifacts will maximize exhibition opportunities
Collection management policy development
Research and development to create a collection management policy which best serves the objectives established for the collection
Collection condition survey reports
Determination and documentation of the current physical state of artifacts and prioritization of treatment proposals
Documentation of detailed artifact information via digital-format database
Organization and labeling of collection artifacts with reference to the collection's database and storage facilities
High resolution digital photography for promotion and documentation employing best-practices concerning handling, mounting and lighting
Monetary and cultural value appraisals of individual artifacts or entire collections
Execution of comprehensive research services to establish artifact provenance
Collection accession counsel
Strategic accession advice based on the established objectives of the collection
Collection exhibition ideation
Creation of unique and contemporary exhibition models will maximize the exposure and value of your collection
Collection exhibition design
Creative and resourceful exhibition design concepts developed with respect to theme, venue, assets, artifacts and objectives
Costume mount design and execution
Development of appropriate display mounts will provide proper support and insight into artifact integrity
Exhibition marketing solutions
Development and execution of creative exhibition promotional campaigns will maximize the exposure and value of the collection