Lee Talbot


Lee Talbot is curator at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, where he specializes in East Asian textile history. Before joining the museum staff, he spent two and a half years as curator at the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. His recent exhibitions include Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep (2012), Woven Treasures of Japan’s Tawaraya Workshop (2012), Green: the Color and the Cause (2011) and Second Lives: The Age-Old Art of Recycling Textiles (2011). Talobt is a Ph.D. candidate at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in New York City, and is writing his dissertation on textiles and women’s culture in Joseon-dynasty Korea.


Publications include chapters on China and Korea in History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-2000 (Bard Graduate Center/Yale University Press, 2013), Threads of Heaven: Textiles in East Asian Ritual and Ceremony (Sookmyung Women’s University Press, 2006), Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain (The Textile Museum, 2010), and articles on various aspects of decorative art and design history. H