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The Textile Museum Journal



Our peer-reviewed journal is the leading publication for the exchange of textile scholarship in North America. We release a new volume each fall, digitally and in print. Articles feature research on the cultural, technical, historical and aesthetic significance of textiles from all around the world. The journal was published from 1962 to 2004, and then reinstated in 2017 thanks to support from the Markarian Foundation.

Museum members receive free digital access to the journal as part of their membership benefits. Subscription options are available for libraries, museums and other academic institutions.



About the Current Volume

Cover of volume 47



Guest-edited by Mary Dusenbury, volume 47 celebrates the art and science of color in textiles. The eight essays in this volume were contributed by scholars from a range of academic disciplines and research interests. The authors take advantage of recent breakthroughs in dye analysis to explore questions of provenance, trade relations, social and political mores, and other contextual questions through the lens of color studies. Read the list of articles in this volume.


If you have questions about the journal, contact Editorial Assistant Margot Reed Silverstein at [email protected]