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The Museum at FIT has just upgraded and relaunched its e-museum, the MFIT Online Collections. Since its revamp, 875 images of over 600 objects have been added, and the collections are now displayed with easier ways to search. For ultimate convenience, the collections are broken up by decade, with separate tabs for menswear and accessories. Taking a page out of the Pintrest playbook, users can create and share image sets after registering a username and password.
Museum Director Dr. Valerie Steele explains, "Access to the museum's extraordinary collection advances knowledge of fashion, supports research and teaching, and inspires creativity." The fact that the archives are accessible at, say, 2am is probably particularly helpful for students whose papers on 1920s-style gowns are due first thing in the morning.
· The Museum at FIT [Official Site]