Costumes & Accessories
Shelburne Museum’s costume collection is exceptional for its range, quality and condition. It offers an integral contribution to the themes of American and European design, domestic life, and material culture that are reflected across the full spectrum of the Museum’s decorative and fine art collections and in the diverse interiors of its many historic exhibition buildings.
The costume collection Web site includes highlights from Shelburne Museum’s costume collection database. Recently extensively evaluated with support from a grant from The Coby Foundation, the beauty, history, and significance of this collection has come to light – and is now publicly available.
Shelburne Museum expresses its deep gratitude to The Coby Foundation for making the evaluation and Web site possible.