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.
Access our scholarship or support your own research with these free resources on textiles.
- Collections website: Explore highlights from the museum and university collections.
- The Textile Museum Thesaurus (PDF): This handbook of nearly 3,000 detailed textile terms is a tool for cataloging and searching.
- Woven Interiors catalog (PDF) for the 2019 exhibition Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt
- A Nomad's Art catalog (PDF) for the 2018 exhibition A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia
- Stories of Migration catalog for the 2016 exhibition Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora
- Unraveling Identity catalog (PDF) for the 2015 exhibition Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories
- The Sultan's Garden catalog (PDF) for the 2012 exhibition The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art
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