The Ryerson Fashion Research Collection is located in the School of Fashion at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. This facility is not open to drop in visits, but undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and visiting researchers are invited to request a research appointment. Please be sure to read The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-based Research in advance of your visit.
The information I will need from you in order to assist you and prepare for your visit includes:
1. The purpose of your visit, including the class and/or your research question.
2. When is your assignment or project due?
3. What designers, time period (decade) or type of garment (dress, coat, hat, shoes, purse etcetera) are you interested in? Be as specific as possible and please visit the online database at http://ryersonfashion.pastperfectonline.com/ to identify a specific item if possible. Please try to identify an object by title and object ID.
4. Your contact info, including a cell number.
For appointments or research questions, please email Collection Co-ordinator Ingrid Mida at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointment requests will not be accepted by phone. Please include a snapshot of your schedule so that I can find an appropriate time for you. Appointments are limited. Not all requests can be accommodated and same day appointments are not possible.
Please bring paper, pencil (no pens allowed), and a camera and/or sketchbook. Laptops are also allowed.
No food or drink is allowed in the facility.
Photos are permitted but no flash photos are allowed. Photos may be taken for research purposes only. Photos for publication should be cleared with the Collection Co-ordinator.
Clothing may NOT be tried on.