Sarah-Mary Geissler will write for the Costume Society's blog
16 Feb 2015
Second year Fashion and Dress History BA(Hons) student Sarah-Mary Geissler has just been awarded a Costume Society Student Ambassador role. Researcher and course lecturer Dr Annebella Pollen described it as “quite an achievement, as these roles are usually awarded only to postgraduate students.”
As an Ambassador, Sarah will be funded to travel to, and attend all Costume Society events, receive free society membership and copies of their academic journal. In return, she will post regular review and research articles on the Costume Society's blog to help build their online presence.
Sarah said: “I am really delighted to have the opportunity to not only attend exhibitions and conferences, but to be able to write about them while representing such a highly esteemed society.
“I recently discovered an interest in writing after contributing to the History of Art and Design course blog about my experience as a volunteer in the costume department at Beamish Living Museum.”
The Costume Society was established in 1964 and is a leading society for the study of fashion and dress. Its membership and leadership includes all of the biggest names in the field, including University of Brighton Professor Lou Taylor, who is one of the Trustees.
Dr Pollen said: “I’m sure Sarah will make a great ambassador as she is trained in both fashion design and fashion history, and writes very well." Following completion of her BA, Sarah plans to continue her education at masters level.