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Dr Bronwyn Labrum is the Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where she leads the History and Pacific Cultures curatorial teams. She is an expert in the social and cultural history of New Zealand, the history of clothing and fashion, the history of museums, collecting and exhibitions, and the history of designed objects and artefacts. She is the author of Women’s History: Researching and Writing Women’s History in New Zealand (BWB, 1993); and co-editor of Fragments: New Zealand Social and Cultural History (AUP, 2000); and Looking Flash: Clothing in Aotearoa New Zealand (AUP, 2007) and the best-selling Real Modern: Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s (Te Papa Press), which was short-listed for the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Books Awards. She has also published articles and chapters both nationally and internationally in the history of women; asylums and mental health; the history of welfare services; and material culture and museums, contributing to significant edited collections and reference works in these areas. She blogs at MATTER (firstname.lastname@example.org) about her research and writing and is active on social media.
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