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Costume Institute of the African Diaspora

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Where History & Culture Meets Fashion

The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora is dedicated to researching the history and culture of clothing and adornment from Africa and the African Diaspora…Read more

Our research is disseminated in various forms including the CIAD Exchange lecture series. The CIAD Exchange is presented as an exchange of information and ideas over a two hour event, consisting of a one hour lecture on a particular topic followed by networking and discussion. Click the link to read about the  Next exchange lecture

Look through the sections below to find articles and information on various aspects of clothing from around the African Diaspora