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Community engagement is extremely vital to the life of the collection. The FHCC’s efforts – exhibitions, publications and lectures – are only made possible by the enthusiastic support of the public and the remarkable generosity of our donors.

For more information on collection tours, donations and acquisitions, please contact FHCC Curator Clare Sauro at 215-571-3504 or via email at fhcc@drexel.edu



Clare Sauro – Curator

Clare SauroClare Sauro is curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC.) She joined Drexel University in 2008 and has more than fifteen years experience in the field of historic costume and museum environments. As curator of the FHCC, Sauro has contributed to the exhibitions "Rest Your Feet" (2008) and "A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections" (2013.) In 2011 she curated the exhibition "Brave New World: Fashion & Freedom, 1911-1919" in conjunction with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA.)  

Sauro is a frequent lecturer on the history of fashion and research collections and is regularly interviewed and consulted by journalists and scholars. She has recently contributed essays to "Cocktail Couture" (2011) and the "A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections" (2013.) 

In addition to her role as Curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection, Sauro teaches courses in the history of fashion. Her current research includes fashion from 1919 to 1939, the history and social significance of jeans, and the role of the artifact in education.

Degrees:

M.A., Fashion Institute of Technology- Museum Studies: Costume & Textiles; B.A., State University of New York, College at Oswego- English with a Minor in Medieval & Renaissance Studies

"The Fox Historic Costume Collection was formed to serve as an educational resource for the students of Drexel University. Through the remarkable generosity of our donors, the collection has grown to be one of the finest teaching collections in the United States. As curator it is my responsibility to honor the educational intent of these donors, while preserving the collection for future generations."



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