Heritage as a Creative Future | Session 2: Museums and industry: the promising marriage of story-telling, creation and heritage

How to take care of the private heritage of the industry? How to add value to the creations of the past in industry? How to curate the creative process and enhance the story-telling of your products thanks to the interactions with the museums and archives sectors?

In conversation with Sylvie Marot, consultant in Fashion luxury heritage, exhibition and museum curator.

With her background as curator of the first-class textile collections of the Art and Industry Museum (Saint-Etienne, France), and archivist of Marithé & Francois Girbaud Heritage, Sylvie curated a series of inspiring and impactful international fashion and textiles exhibitions. Her last opus “The art of Lace” (International Lace and Fashion Museum, Calais, France / Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands) emphasised the link between the lace industry and the Haute Couture. As an educator in Fashion History, Sylvie lectures in a variety of institutions, including the University of Fashion in Lyon (France) and HEAD Geneve. Her expertise in Fashion curation has been acknowledged by her participation in the design of bespoke programmes (Fashion Curation, HEAD, Geneva). Her catalogue, “Anne Valérie Hash. Décrayonner” was awarded the 2017 National Grand Prix of Fashion Books by a panel of French universities and international representatives of the Fashion industry.


With the participation of Alan Scott, Creative director at Johnstons of Elgin.

Through their collections of objects and narratives, the archives are the ideal partners of the development of a creative process based on inspiring story-telling. What would be the potential for a private company to collate and curate an archive? How could heritage brands make the most of their past creations and history? This workshop will present the possible methodologies, benefits and barriers to the development of a heritage and branding strategy in the creative industry.

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A series of 5 interactive webinars (45 minutes) and a panel discussion, targeted towards the creative industries, heritage and museums sectors in Scotland and beyond.

Thursday 10 December: Heritage and ideation: How can the interpretation of heritage go beyond the copy and paste?

Thursday 14 January: Museums and industry: the promising marriage of story-telling, creation and heritage

Thursday 11 February: Narrative of collection, collection of narratives : which story do you want to tell? (part 1)

Thursday 11 March: Narrative of collection, collection of narratives : which story do you want to tell? (part 2)

Thursday 8 April: The fashion and textile industry: spinning yarns…

All webinars will be recorded and available online.


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