How Smithsonian Brings Historic Garments to Life

As a cosplayer who likes to displays his costumes, Adam was EXTREMELY interested in how the National Air and Space Museum manages their mannequins, which need to look realistic, stay inert for a long time, fit a myriad of shapes and sizes, and do no damage to the sometimes very (VERY!) old clothing they’re wearing. Textile Conservator Beth Knight explains.

Note: There was a mask mandate at Smithsonian at the time of filming.

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