Ask the Curator with Dennis Nothdruft

Get the inside scoop on what it is really like to be a curator of fashion and textiles.

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a curator of fashion and textiles? Well, this is your chance!

Join head of exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft as we discuss his career highlights through his journey from art school in America to working with some of the top names in fashion from around the world. Hear what the real-life day to day running of an international exhibitions programme is like as Dennis shares the challenges of staging some of the most popular exhibitions in the museum’s history. Through this conversation, Dennis will be sharing his process and passions along with some of his most glamorous moments from a career that spans 18 years.

This event offers the audience a unique opportunity to ask Dennis anything, submit your questions in advance of this talk and we will put a selection to him throughout the event. If you would like to submit a question, please email with the subject line ‘Ask the Curator’.

About the speaker

Dennis Nothdruft is Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum. He has led the exhibitions team at the Museum since it was founded by Zandra Rhodes in 2003 and previously spent many years working as a design assistant in Zandra Rhodes studios in both San Diego and London.

He has lectured widely on many aspects of fashion and textiles and has authored several books including Zandra Rhodes: 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion, published to coincide with the 2019 exhibition, Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous.


Upon booking, you will receive an automatic booking confirmation email which includes details on how to access this event. This talk will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams and you will receive a unique access link via email prior to the event. Ticket sales are suspended two hours before the start of the event.

If you are using a smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app from your relevant app store. Please also ensure that you are using the most recent version of your operating system and that you can access Microsoft Teams so that you will have the best experience.

The talk starts at the time specified above and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, followed by a Q&A session at the end.

Online events take place live at the time and date specified above. A recording of the online event is not included in the purchase of your ticket. If you are unavailable at the time and date above, please keep an eye on our On Demand page, where all recordings that meet our quality specifications will be available to purchase in due course.

If you have any queries about this event, please get in touch.

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