The Minnesota Historical Society is looking for 20 Twin Cities girls ages 15-18 who love fashion and like to sew to apply for an exciting new project that will use fashion, history and culture to connect them with Palestinian teens in Jerusalem.
Girls chosen to participate in “Design Diaries International” will work together with Palestinian teens to create original garments and fashion shows. The project will culminate in two fashion shows designed and produced by the girls — the Palestinian show will be held in April, the U.S. show in May.
The Twin Cities teens will meet Saturday mornings from September 2013 through May 2014. Participants will earn $8/hr and transportation and snacks will be provided. Four participants who complete assignments and actively participate at meetings will be selected to travel to Jerusalem for the Palestinian fashion show.
To apply or learn more, visit www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/designdiariesintl.
Design Diaries International, a Museums Connect project, is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.
This project is also made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.