Continuing Education

Fashion History Crash Course in Paris

From ancient Mediterranean clothing to 21st century fashion, join Dr. Anne Bissonnette (Associate Professor, University of Alberta) in Paris, France, for a journey through the historical development of dress. This 6 day course is an immersion into the world of global textiles and apparel and the cultures from which they emerged.

This experience will appeal to people with an interest in history and fashion, professionals in costuming, and to those in the ready-to-wear industry. No prior knowledge is required.

Lectures will occur in the mornings at the Paris American Academy (PAA), within walking distance of many world-class museums. Afternoons will be invested admiring exceptional artifacts at these museums, which will allow us to better understand the source civilizations and to contextualize dress.

When:May 21 to 26, 2018

Where: PAA, Paris, France

Weekday morning lectures will include dazzling, university-level PowerPoint presentations. Optional afternoon museum visits will complement the morning lectures. This course is not for credit.

Fee: Early registration $1400 CAD (before February 1, 2018). After February 1, 2018 $1550 CAD.

Flights, accommodations, meals, travel to and from the museums, and museum entrance fees are not included (average price of museum entry is 15€ or approximately $22 CAD).

Cancellation Policy: Participant initiated cancellations receive a full refund (less a $20 administration fee) if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the course. If the University of Alberta cancels the course (e.g., insufficient registration), you will be notified by email and your course fee will be fully refunded.

The deadline to register is March 31, 2018


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