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Refashioning the Renaissance database will include clothing and textile items that belonged to ordinary families in the early modern period, and it will be the biggest early modern textile and clothing database created so far.

The database includes altogether nearly 30.000 items from Italy (Siena, Florence, Venice) and a further several thousand items from Denmark (Helsingør), collected by our research fellow Stefania Montemezzo and produced in collaboration with our PhD student Anne-Kristine Sinvald Larsen, Principal Investigator Paula Hohti, and our research assistants Mattia Viale and Umberto Signori. This data will provide and important basis for our analysis, both in terms of our publications as well as our hands-on experiments, and the database will be eventually available online for anyone to use.

Read more about the database from our blog

Refashioning the Renaissance database under construction. Image copyright Refashioning the Renaissance Project.