Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Museum

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Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Museum

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  • Museum at FIT

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1969

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The Museum at FIT was founded in 1969 under the name Design Laboratory with the idea that it would support the courses at the school. The museum's first exhibitions were organized in the 1970s. These early shows relied on a long-term loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Since that time, the museum has amassed its own collection, that today consists of more than 50,000 garments and accessories ranging from the eighteenth century to the present. The Board of Trustees of FIT changed the name from Design Laboratory to The Museum at FIT in 1993. In 2012, the museum was awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. In addition to exhibition, the museum holds an annual Symposium, beginning in 2003.

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US.20190702.002

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