Our Structure

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Textile Specialty Group


Committee Description

The purpose of the Textile Specialty Group is to support the professional development of textile conservators. The group includes conservators working at museums, in private practice, universities, regional centers, and training programs and provide a valuable professional network for textile conservation. Members focus on a wide range of subjects, materials research and anaylsis, case studies, techniques, costume, tapestery and upholstery conservation, and archaelogical and ethnographic issues.

Committee Leadership

Ms. Laura Mina
Ms. Laura Mina
(Chair)
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, DE
United States

Ms. Melanie D Sanford
Ms. Melanie D Sanford
(Vice Chair)
Textile Conservator/Owner
Textile Preservation Services of Texas
Plano, TX
United States

Ms Kirsten Schoonmaker
Ms Kirsten Schoonmaker, Textiles
(Secretary)
Assistant Teaching Professor
Syracuse University Libraries
Syracuse, NY
United States

Mrs. Chandra Obie Linn
Mrs. Chandra Obie Linn
(Treasurer)
Textile Conservator
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, OH
United States

Ms. Ann M. Coppinger
Ms. Ann M. Coppinger
(Award Committee Member)
Senior Conservator
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
United States

Ms. Joanne Hackett
Ms. Joanne Hackett
(Award Committee Member)
Head of Textiles and Fashion Conservation
Victoria & Albert Museum
London,
United Kingdom

Ms. Rebecca Anne Rushfield
Ms. Rebecca Anne Rushfield
(Award Committee Member)
Flushing, NY
United States

Ms. Elizabeth Shaeffer
Ms. Elizabeth Shaeffer
(Postprints Editor)
Associate Conservator
GWU Museum/Textile Museum
Washington, DC
United States

Mrs. Rebecca Summerour
Mrs. Rebecca Summerour
(Postprints Editor)
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation
National Museum of African Art
Takoma Park, MD
United States

Ms. Cathleen M. Zaret
Ms. Cathleen M. Zaret
(Postprints Editor)
Associate Conservator
GWU Museum/Textile Museum
Potomac, MD
United States

Jennifer L. Cruise
Jennifer L. Cruise
(Wiki Editor)
Conservator
Textilis Conservation
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Ms. Rebecca Anne Rushfield
Ms. Rebecca Anne Rushfield
(Listserv Moderator)
Flushing, NY
United States

Ms. Anne Murray
Ms. Anne Murray
(E-editor)
Owner
Murray Conservation Services
Midwest City, OK
United States

Ms Katelin Lee
Ms Katelin Lee
(Staff Liaison)
Membership and Marketing Associate
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Washington, DC
United States