Ancient Threads

Today on Museum Bites we’re wrapping up our ramble through ancient Rome with a look at fashion. From senator to slave, a Roman’s wardrobe was based more on social standing than on personal taste.

Treasure Palace

Over one million artifacts, spanning China’s 5,000-year history are tucked away inside these mighty walls, but only a small fraction are on display. Join me for a brief look at these hidden treasures…

My Grandma’s Buckles Never Flapped

This gorgeous flapper dress from the 1920s is on display at the Michigan State University museum. The dropped waist and simple, angular lines mimic the Art Deco style of the time. Many considered flapper girls outrageous and immoral with their raised hems, bobbed hair, and free-spirited lifestyle.  Add dancing the Charleston and you’ve got full-blown scandal.... Continue Reading →

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