Projects & Publications


Diane G. Scillia, "Dressing the Part: Costume in Israhel van Meckenem's Secular Imagery" in Sacred and Secular: Israhel van Meckenem and Early German Engraving, catalogue to the exhibition, July 9 to September 19, 2016 at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Organized by The National Museum Tokyo, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Muenchen, an The Tokyo Shimbun (Tokyo 2016), pp. 188 - 204 (Japanese text) and 250 - 261 (English text).

This is an international loan exhibition (with art works from various German collections and from The British Museum).  Three scholars contributed essays, one from Europe (Germany), one from North America (the United States) an one from Asia (Japan), each discussing an aspect of this artist's career.   My essay updates earlier publications, adding and building upon recent scholarship (2010+) in costume studies. Two copies of this publication have been given to KSU Main Library and KSU Fashion Library.  Another will be given to the library at The Cleveland Museum of Art. 


Kent State Prof Puts the Big Screen on Tiny Jewelry Your favorite movie or video might soon help accessorize your wardrobe thanks to Margarita Benitez, assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.


Summer Fashion School Academy is a collaboration between the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising and Art Education. The summer academy for high school students had its launch in 2015.