Curating Fashion and Textiles:
Lectures at the Asian Civilisations Museum

Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière will give a lecture entitled: “Fashion and textile collection at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs”

Date: 8 July (7 to 8pm) – 9 July (2 to 7pm) 2019
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
1 Empress Place Singapore 179555
Admission: Free (registration required at

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), as part of its opening of a permanent gallery dedicated to Asian fashion and textiles, invites for two days directors and curators of leading fashion and textiles museums to share and discuss curatorial approaches.

Although the main narratives worldwide concern national styles and individual designer creativity, various museums now also focus on the cross-cultural influences in fashion and textiles, past to present. Wishing to interrogate what may constitute “global fashion” today, theses lectures will be given by various major actors of the international cultural scene, like Shine Xu, curator of the China National Silk Museum, in Hangzhou, and Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière, Chief Curator for Modern and Contemporary Fashion, at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, in Paris.

The invitation of Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière is supported by the Embassy of France in Singapore.

About the lecturers

  • Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière

Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière is a French curator, specialized in fashion, currently Chief Curator for Modern and Contemporary Fashion, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris.

Through a career reflecting the strong interest she shows in both fashion and contemporary art, Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière has worked and curated major exhibitions in Paris, at the Palais Galliera, the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art, where she has notably contributed to found the contemporary creation department.

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About the Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum is specialized in material history of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations.

Firstly opened at the Old Tao Nan School, in 1997, the Museum presented exhibitions centred on Chinese civilisation. While moving to the Empress Place Building in 2003, the ACM extended its collection to other areas of Asia and accompanied theses developments by the slogan ”The Asia Civilisations Museum – Where Asian Cultures Come Alive!”. Recently rebranding its image, the Museun reckons on its newly position of Singapore’s Museum of Asia, as it has been ranked among Asia’s top 10 museums, in 2013.

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