Go behind the scenes of the Louisiana State Museum's costume and textile collection, featuring over forty thousand objects related to carnival, costumes and accessories, and textiles. Focus on carnival masking and costume design, discovering how processes and traditions have evolved throughout history. Following the tour of collections storage, move to the historic Cabildo and Arsenal in Jackson Square for a hands-on workshop. While snacking on king cake and coffee, create your own costume pins inspired by historic designs in the collection.
No transportation provided. Tour will meet at 1000 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Ticket price: $25.00
All spaces that will be visited during this tour are accessible by elevator. We can provide chairs or stools to those who need them during the tour portion of the program, and all participants will be able to sit during the workshop. Our museum does not currently have assistive listening devices. Our educator has experience in verbal description, and we can provide touchable artifacts from our demonstration collection for participants who are blind or who have low vision. There are also bathrooms directly available in both buildings we will be utilizing.
Guests should bring a camera and a sweater (the workshop room can get cold).