Textile Research Day

Friday, April 12, 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT
A conservator in a lab coat examines a textile under a large magnifying glass

Graduate student Aywn Rileybird examines an artwork from The Textile Museum Collection. Photo by Cara Taylor/the George Washington University.


Hosted by the museum's Arthur D. Jenkins Library, Textile Research Day is an annual program that features the research of university students studying textiles. Topics range from textiles in the museum collections to fashion, costume, textile conservation, dye analysis, sustainability and more. Each researcher gives a brief presentation of their topic, followed by questions from the audience. Students can meet others interested in textiles and network with professionals in the fields of decorative arts, art history and museum studies. Join us in person at the museum or register to watch the livestream online.

About the Library

The museum’s Arthur D. Jenkins Library is a non-circulating research library with thousands of hard-to-find resources on global textiles and traditional dress. The library also holds the personal archives of important textile scholars including Irene Emery and Charles Grant Ellis. Learn more about the library

How to Submit a Presentation

Students, recent graduates and emerging researchers who are interested in presenting should email Librarian Tracy Meserve at [email protected] with a presentation title and 200-word abstract. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2024.

How to Join the Program

This program will be in a hybrid format. You can join us in person at the museum or watch the livestream online. Please register in advance and choose how you would like to participate. We will email virtual attendees a link and instructions for joining via Zoom. When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.

Join virtually or in person at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st St. NW Washington DC 20052

Share This Event