Textile Scholarship


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We are defining the field of textile studies and conservation through our publications, scholarly programs and academic collaborations. Scholars can take advantage of our online resources, as well as materials in our library and study center.


Featured Publications

Exhibition Publications

The museum publishes catalogs for select exhibitions. Browse our past exhibitions to find titles available for purchase.


Digital Resources

Access our scholarship or support your own research with these free resources on textiles.  

Research Opportunities

Scholars and students can make an appointment to study works in our collections.


Curators & Research Associates

In addition to our curatorial staff, the museum is supported by research associates who enhance scholarship related to The Textile Museum Collection.

Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator, The Textile Museum Collection

Shelley Burian, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator

Lee Talbot, curator, The Textile Museum Collection

Carol Bier, research associate, Islamic textiles

Walter B. Denny, Charles Grant Ellis Research Associate for Oriental Carpets

Thomas J. Farnham, research associate for Charles Grant Ellis Archives

Michael Franses, research associate, oriental carpets

David W. Fraser, research associate, Southeast Asian textiles

Mattiebelle Gittinger, research associate, Southeast Asian textiles

Ann Pollard Rowe, research associate, Indigenous American textiles