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Textile Specialty Group Officers


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. Julia G. Carlson
Ms. Julia G. Carlson
(Chair)
Associate Conservator
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Textile Conservation Department
New York, NY
United States

Mrs. Ann Frisina
Mrs. Ann Frisina
(Vice Chair)
Textile Conservator
Minnesota Historical Society
Golden Valley, MN
United States

Ms. Melanie D Sanford
Ms. Melanie D Sanford
(Chair Emeritus)
Textile Conservator/Owner
Conserving Threads
Allen, TX
United States

Ms. Mary Kaldany
Ms. Mary Kaldany
(Scholarship Comm. Member)
Senior Conservator
Textile Conservation Workshop
South Salem, NY
United States

Ms. Meredith C. Menache
Ms. Meredith C. Menache
(Scholarship Comm. Member)
Student
Fashion Institute of Technology
Alexandria, LA
United States

Ms. Denise Krieger Migdail
Ms. Denise Krieger Migdail
(Scholarship Comm. Member)
Textile Conservator
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA
United States

Ms. Katherine Sahmel
Ms. Katherine Sahmel
(Scholarship Comm. Member)
Associate Textile Conservator
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Wilmington, DE
United States

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

Mrs. Rebecca Beyth Stern
Mrs. Rebecca Beyth Stern
(Treasurer)
Conservator
RB Textile Conservation
Greenbelt, MD
United States

Ms. Susan C. Heald
Ms. Susan C. Heald
(Award Committee Member)
Textile Conservator
National Museum of the American Indian
Suitland, MD
United States

Ms. Elizabeth Knight
Ms. Elizabeth Knight
(Award Committee Member)
Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC
United States

Ms. Denise Krieger Migdail
Ms. Denise Krieger Migdail
(Award Committee Member)
Textile Conservator
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA
United States

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

Ms. Katherine Sahmel
Ms. Katherine Sahmel
(Award Committee Member)
Associate Textile Conservator
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Wilmington, DE
United States

Mrs. Rebecca Beyth Stern
Mrs. Rebecca Beyth Stern
(Award Committee Member)
Conservator
RB Textile Conservation
Greenbelt, MD
United States

Ms. Yadin Larochette
Ms. Yadin Larochette
(Membership Committee Chair)
Museum and Conservation Liaison
Tru Vue, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Mrs. Jacquelyn Peterson-Grace
Mrs. Jacquelyn Peterson-Grace
(Nominating Committee Member)
Assistant Textile Conservator
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VA
United States

Ms. Sarah Scaturro
Ms. Sarah Scaturro
(Nominating Committee Member)
Head Conservator
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute
New York, NY
United States

Mrs. Rebecca Summerour
Mrs. Rebecca Summerour
(Nominating Committee Member)
Sole Member
Summerour Art Conservation, LLC
Takoma Park, MD
United States

Ms Alexandra Barlow
Ms Alexandra Barlow
(Publication Committee Member)
Assistant Conservator
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Textile Conservation Department
New York, NY
United States