The A. & L. Tirocchi Dressmakers Project website is a collaboration between the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Brown University Scholarly Technology Group. It was produced in conjunction with the exhibition From Paris to Providence: Fashion, Art, and the Tirocchi Dressmakers' Shop, 1915-1947, and draws on the work of dozens of researchers, curators, and production staffers, all of whose work has been funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities.

At the RISD Museum, Susan Hay, Curator of Costume and Textiles drove the process from the beginning in 1989 to the opening of the show in January 2001. She was assisted by Associate Curators Pamela Parmal and Madelyn Shaw. Carole Villucci, Associate Curator of Education was a critical member of the team, organizing the educational components of the project and overseeing the construction of the curriculum. The museum staff was assisted by a group of scholars and researchers: Dr. Susan Porter Benson of the University of Connecticut lent her expertise on women's history; and Dr. John Briggs of Syracuse University investigated the Tirocchis and their workers from the point of view of Italian immigration.

At the Scholarly Technology Group, this website was produced by Sara Grady, Claire Iltis, and David Reville from a script initially drafted by Art historian Margaret Blagg Weaver. The databases were developed by Jacque Russom, Giovanna Roz, and Carole Mah from work initially done in the RISD Museum Department of Costume and Textiles.


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