Case Study: 21st Century Fashionista: Identity Through Color and Style

Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 1:30-2 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
265 America's Center
The World Jewellery Museum incorporated easily relatable theories from fashion to create 21st Century Fashionista," a learning program whose keywords are "fun," "innovative," and "interactive." The program, consisting of "Color Me a Season" (with Seasonal Color Theory) and "Yin or Yang? (with Style Personality Theory)," was successful in engaging a diverse audience, and the museum became a friendly venue in place of one that creates "threshold fear."

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Learner Outcome
  1. Gain a better understanding of cross-disciplinary practices, and feel more comfortable about incorporating outside-the-field theories.
  2. Find more innovative and inclusive ways to introduce the museum collection to visitors and enhance their experiences.
  3. Understand what makes a museum unique, and create education programs that give visitors opportunities to blend new ideas with existing knowledge.
Yoonji Kim
The World Jewelry Museum
Yoonji has developed and carried out hit learning programs such as "Touch and Feel", "Create and Wear", "21st Century Fashionista" and "Moving Museum at the World Jewellery Museum in Seoul since 2004. She is also Adjunct Professor at Kyunghee University (College of Fine Arts) and teaches Museum Management and Art Theory. After postgraduate studies in Museum Studies at University of Leicester, Yoonji interned at Tate Gallery for a year. "