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Cynthia Cooper

McCord Museum
Participates in 1 Session
Cynthia Cooper is Head, Collections and Research, and Curator, Costume and Textiles, at the McCord Museum in Montreal, where she oversees the largest museum collection of Canadian dress. She holds a M.S. in Historic Costume and Textiles from the University of Rhode Island. She received the Richard Martin Exhibition Award from the Costume Society of America in 2009 for the McCord exhibition Reveal or Conceal? and in 2004 as a member of the curatorial team of Clothes Make the MAN. She is the author of Magnificent Entertainments: Fancy Dress Balls of Canada’s Governors General (Goose Lane Editions, 1997) and has contributed to other books including The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (Berg, 2010), The Fashion Reader (Berg, 2011), and Fashion: A Canadian Perspective (UTP, 2004). She has taught courses on the intersections between fashion and art, and on fashion history in Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Department of Art History.

Sessions in which Cynthia Cooper participates

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 9:30 | 30 minutes

Sessions in which Cynthia Cooper attends

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...