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Former MoMu Curator Karen van Godtsenhoven Joins the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute

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THE MET BY WAY OF MOMU: Karen van Godtsenhoven has exited her post as curator at Antwerp’s ModeMuseum, known as MoMu, to join the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as associate curator.
Reporting to curator in charge Andrew Bolton, she already relocated to New York and started her new gig last month. Her responsibilities include working with the curatorial team on exhibition programming and collection development. She will also have a hand in programming for the Friends of The Costume Institute.
“The museum’s incredible costume collection contains some of the most defining objects in fashion history,” said van Godtsenhoven Tuesday. “It is an honor for me as a curator to work with this collection and open its stories to visitors from around the world. To work with such an outstanding team of curators, especially Andrew Bolton, is very inspiring. I look forward to our upcoming projects.”
In her eight years at MoMu, van Godtsenhoven, an authority in 20th and 21st century fashion, orchestrated more than 15 exhibitions including the 2014 “Happy Birthday Dear Academie,” which marked the 50th anniversary of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The extravaganza spotlighted the work of the Antwerp Six: Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester,

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