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RN: The Past, Present and Future of the Nurses’ Uniform

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Catalogue published in conjunction with 2003 exhibition of the same name.

Includes an introduction by Ellen Napier, artists’ acknowledgments by Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett, and texts by Michael Oatman, Lynn Houweling, and Iain Kerr.

RN: The Past, Present and Future of the Nurses’ Uniform investigates the often subtle ways in which the uniform, by design, informs notions of identity, professional hierarchy and labor within the field. The exhibition addressed the past, present and future of the nurses’ uniform by combining historical artifacts with the artists’ creation of the Ideal Nurses’ Uniform for the contemporary nurse, as well as futuristic uniforms such as Bioterrorism Nurse, Diagnostic Nurse, Post-Apocalyptic Nurse, and Intergalactic Nurse.

Offset-printed, glue bound, black-and-white & color
10 x 7.5 inches
72 pages
ISBN 0972455604