For those who know the concept of archiving, how would you describe it? And how would you define the difference between a historian and an archivist?
Being a fashion historian means knowing the exact details and trends from previous collections/periods in fashion history and being aware of the key moments of brands/designers previously in the collections. Though being an archivist means knowing how to properly preserve and store an item to keep and even appreciate its value. Unfortunately, the term storage is used loosely today. But before I could get admitted into my MA program, I had to study college level chemistry. Real archivists understand collection management is rooted in science and know that the environment is key to maintaining the quality of the pieces. That’s why I opened my own establishment in Los Angeles: Wardrobe West. It is truly the ‘behind the scenes’ of a museum with climate control, air filtration, lighting control, 24 hour security, custom shelving etc and I am proud to say this is the facility. The first archive was opened by a museum-trained archivist.
What exactly is a stored procedure? Why is it important?
The archiving process includes photographing, cataloging, digitizing assets, and proper storage based on the specific structure and material of the garment or accessory. For my company, we created our proprietary software, The Digital Archivist, to physically and digitally store items and make it easy for our customers to browse, search, and browse. Request items from their collection while keeping them in a museum-quality space. The concept of storage, especially with Wardrobe, is important because we help maximize the life and value of your items, and unlock hidden value by helping you make the most of your wardrobe. your collection to make a profit.