Inside the Collection

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Evolution of a 1950s fashion model

July 6, 2011

Anne-Marie Van de Ven
Discovering the many aspects of one woman’s career was one of the most interesting aspects of my 20 day internship at the Powerhouse Museum. Under the supervision of Curator Anne-Marie Van de Ven I’ve just finished cataloguing the Janice Wakely modelling and photography archive.

Benini and Fashion at the Foro Italico

August 9, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
When the large crate containing the Bruno Benini archive arrived in the basement last year, it was opened with as much anticipation as if we were opening a treasure trove! In it were photographs Bruno captured of another world, a world where everything was beautiful, albeit in different ways - elegant and sophisticated to gritty and decaying.