Care for the Collection

Care for the Collection

Help us preserve the legacy

The Kent State University Museum is a world-class destination for the study and presentation of historic and contemporary fashion, textiles and related art forms. Beautiful and unique, the textiles and clothing in the museum collection are quite fragile. Fibers begin to deteriorate the minute the cotton is plucked, the sheep is shorn or the silk cocoon is unwound. Proper storage slows deterioration by preventing hazards such as exposure to light, dust, and changes in temperature and humidity and preserves priceless artifacts for generations to come.

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Featured Event

Hepburn gallery view

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

In celebration of the Museum's 25th anniversary year, Hepburn's performance clothes will be displayed in a very special exhibit including: stage costumes from The Philadelphia Story, Without Love and Coco; screen costumes from such classic films as Stage Door, Adam's Rib and Long Day's Journey Into Night; and many of her television movies, such as Love Among the Ruins. In addition, Hepburn's "signature look," an ensemble of tailored beige trousers and linen jackets, will be spotlighted, as will vintage posters, playbills, photos and other Hepburn-related artifacts.

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