Ship’s Fashion Archives and Museum awarded Coby Foundation Grant

The Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University (FA&M) was awarded a $40,000 grant from the The Coby Foundation, Ltd in New York City. With the grant, procured with the assistance of the Shippensburg University Foundation, FA&M can hire a professional exhibit designer for their next exhibit opening in spring of 2018.

“The Coby Foundation is pleased to award the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University a grant for its upcoming exhibition,The Fashions of Fiction from Pamela to Gatsby.' It’s a novel approach to exhibition historical fashions and is likely to attract a new audience to its gallery. The Foundation was happy to direct funds to the installation so that future exhibitions can benefit from the improvements,” said Ward L.E. Mintz, Coby Foundation executive director.

Dr. Karin Bohleke, FA&M director, co-wrote the grant with FA&M board member Colleen Callahan. According to Bohleke, this is the first grant of its kind for FA&M and the first opportunity to hire a professional exhibit designer.

The exhibit opens in April. For additional information on FA&M visit