The Drexel Digital Museum Project (DDM) is an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers focused on production, conservation, and dissemination of new media for cultural heritage. Collaborators include: Drexel’s Colleges of Media Arts & Design, Computing and Informatics, the Digital Public Library of America, the Hagerty Library iDEA E-Repository, and the Fox Historic Costume Collection; Seoul National University; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; the Fulbright Foundation; and the Costume Society of America.
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Evening gown. Silk organza with polychrome glass beads. Fall 1957. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. DDM_Galanos_James_06. Object Collection: The James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University
Gift of Mrs. John Thouron.
Evening suit. Black and white wool with leather and mink. Fall 1984. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. DDM_Galanos_James_04. Object Collection: The James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University.
Our team has created prototype 3D interactive media, OBJECTVR , that allow the viewer to be an active participant in the exhibition of historic fashion. These images may be displayed at up to 3 times life size and re-purposed as HTML5 to display on the world wide web. Rich metadata descriptions, mapped to current standards of archiving, of these media ensure their persistent discovery, access and conservation. View more ObjectVR:
ObjectVR installation. James Galanos: Design Integrity. October 19- December 8, 2018, January 8-27, 2019, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University.
Hubert d’Givenchy. Evening gown. 1963. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. Object Collection: Fox Historic Costume Collection. 69.11.1. Gift of Her Royal Highness Princes Grace (Kelly) of Monaco
Geoffrey Beene. Evening gown and jacket. 1980s. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. Object Collection: Iris Barrel Apfel.
Charles James. Evening gown. 1948. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum.Object Collection: Fox Historic Costume Collection. 64.35.2. Gift of Mrs. William S. (Babe) Paley.
The gowns above were originally imaged and displayed as Quick Time Virtual Reality movies. Apple stopped supporting QuickTime in 2010 and eventually the .mov files generated by QuickTime were so longer able to be played on most browsers. Because of the best practices standards we employed in the original imaging, we were able to re-purpose the files as plugin free MP4.
Animation: DDM Evening gown. Helena Rubinstein. c. 1930. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum Project. Object Collection: Fox Historic Costume Collection. 64.94.19. Gift of Mrs. Larry Stage.