I've just come back from a 2-day Textile Symposium at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. What an interesting 2 days this was. Many different speakers, so now I look at several exhibits in a different way, after hearing the story behind the objects. We were also taken on a tour to the ateliers where restoration takes place, where costumes are stored and also the teaching unit for textile conservation of University of Amsterdam. They are all located in the same building near the Rijksmuseum. We were also treated to a guided tour through Stedelijk Museum. I had not been there after it's re-opening last year.
An interesting development that we were told about is that costume curators from 7 Dutch Museums are now collaborating together under the name ModeMuze and will be setting up a website so that their collections will be a valuable online resource for students. Brilliant initiative.
For now there is a link at facebook and Pinterest.