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Jean Ruth Lawrence Druesedow

Jean Ruth Lawrence Druesedow, American curator.

Background

  • Druesedow, Jean Ruth Lawrence was born on May 3, 1942 in Wauseon, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Howard Hugh and Sarah Ramona (Bowland) Lawrence.

  • Education

    • AB, Indiana University, 1964. AM, Indiana University, 1966.

    Career

    • Instructor in speech, costume designer Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1967-1972. Lecturer in speech University Maryland, European and Mediterranean Divisions, 1972-1973. Instructor in speech, costume designer Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, 1974-1978.

      Adjunct professor arts administration, costume stuies New York University, since 1984. Curatorial assistant The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1978-1981, assistant curator, 1981-1984, associate curator in charge 5, 1984-1992. Lecturer in field United States and abroad.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Costume Society of America (membership secretary 1980-1982, vice president 1982-1986, president 1986-1990, board directors since 1986), International Committee for the Museums and Collections of Costume (working committee on costume, chair committee on education), Centre Internatioanl d'Etude des Textiles Anciens, Fashion's Inner Circle (president 1990, steering committee), Textile Society of America, Needle and Bobbin Club, The Blue Hill Troupe Ltd. (president 1988).

    Connections

    • Married John Edward Druesedow, September 1, 1962 (div. September 1971).
    • father: Howard Hugh Lawrence
    • mother: Sarah Ramona (Bowland) Lawrence
    • spouse: John Edward Druesedow
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    Born March 3, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Indiana University
    • 1966
      Indiana University
    • 1967 - 1972
      Instructor, Miami University
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1967 - 1972
      costume designer, Miami University
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      lecturer, in speech University Maryland
    • 1974 - 1978
      instructor, Eastern Kentucky University
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      costume designer, Eastern Kentucky University
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      curatorial assistant, The Costume Institute
    • 1984
      adjunct professor, arts administration
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