New Horizons in Research on Traditional Costumes
Scholarly research into Upper Bavarian traditional dress and folk culture is one of the Trachten Information Centre’s main focuses and is conducted in close cooperation with the Centre’s collection, education and advice, and publications departments.
To date, research activities at the Trachten Information Centre have been driven by the current state of research, which is based largely on work carried out before 1950.
Solid findings are lacking in many areas. Therefore, taking a more modern approach to the study of vestimentary phenomena is a central aspect of the mission and raison d’être of the Trachten Information Centre. Only modern research methods can generate a solid basis for debates, publications and advice that are in tune with the times. This applies both to fundamental research and to research on specific topics.
Our research embraces both independent and joint projects and also entails regular participation in specialist congresses and symposia. Interdisciplinary exchange and comparative research in an international context form important reference points for the Trachten Information Centre and its director, Alexander Karl Wandinger.
Many research findings are available in published form. An overview of the publications of the Trachten Information Centre can be found under this link.