Shonagh Marshall is a London-based fashion curator and archivist. Marshall's background at Central Saint Martins has greatly influenced her practice, having completed a BA in fashion history and theory. Following on from this, Marshall completed her masters in fashion curation at the London College of Fashion.
Marshall's main area of expertise lies within curation. Here, her role is to explore the presentation of stories through objects, specialising in the field of fashion. A key element is encouraging the visitor to consider and question the purpose of an exhibition.
Consistent curational practice with archiving of collections have included major designers and style icons such as Daphne Guinness, Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin. Previous clients have also included The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The process involves photographing each object, creating a catalogue and boxing and storing each piece to slow down the degrading process. Through Marshall's curation and archiving she has been able to preserve the heritage that is so important to such institutions.