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This thesis investigates a particular surviving medieval garment, the pourpoint of Charles de Blois, from the perspectives of its maker(s) and wearer(s) by making a reconstruction and having a participant wear it. This rare and unique garment is held at the Musée des Tissus in Lyon France, and,...
StrC–Rich Prospect Taxonomy on Structural Colour: A Tool for Research to Connect Scientific Knowledge on Nature and Biomimetic Design InnovationDownload
This research project investigated the nature of colour from a biocentered and biomimetic perspective. Biomimicry or biomimetics (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is an emerging multidisciplinary field and a new methodology that offers successful and time-tested models of...
The Power of Dress Up: Investigating Children's Perceptions of the Use of Reproduction Period Garments in a Costume-Based Museum Education ProgramDownload
This master’s thesis aimed to address the following research question: “How do program participants at the elementary school level perceive wearing reproduction period garments in museum programs and in what ways can the information obtained from this study be used by museum educators to improve...