09/20/2012 03:36 PM
BATON ROUGE – Pam Vinci, curator of the LSU Textile and Costume Museum, will serve as keynote speaker for the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s 11th annual “Women! A Weeklong Celebration” kickoff luncheon.
The luncheon will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St., Baton Rouge.
During her presentation, Vinci will lead a visual journey through Louisiana history using the museum’s collections, using live models and historic images.
This year’s “Women! A Weeklong Celebration” runs from Sept. 28 – Oct. 7. In honor of the bicentennial of Louisiana’s statehood, the theme of this year’s program is “Louisiana Women – 200 Years Strong!”
Introduced in 2001, the purpose of “Women! A Week Long Celebration,” is to provide a forum for discussing issues that are important to women including health care, education, family, community, economics, business, sports, arts and humanities; to strengthen the bond among women in the Greater Baton Rouge area; to showcase and share the strengths of women and women's groups; to explore the role of women in shaping our community; and to offer fun and interesting activities for women. For more information, visit http://wcgbr.com/womensweek/default.asp.
Part of the LSU School of Human Ecology, the Textile & Costume Museum preserves a vital part of history and promotes the understanding and enjoyment of diverse textile traditions. It promotes conservation, research, teaching and public service. Research includes studies of the technical, aesthetic, historic and socio-cultural significance of textiles and apparel. Exhibitions interpret the findings of such research to the university community and the public.
With beginnings in the 1930s as a teaching collection, the museum has since expanded to include conservation, research and public exhibition facilities. The gallery is the only one of its kind in the state and was established in 1992 with a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Today, the museum has become Louisiana’s pre-eminent institution for the preservation, collection and research of textile artifacts. It is one of the component collections of the Louisiana Museum of Natural History at LSU.
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012