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

Ms. Julia G. Carlson
Ms. Julia G. Carlson
(Vice Chair)
Assistant Conservator
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Textile Conservation Department
New York, NY
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)
Preventive Conservator
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Greenbelt, MD
United States

Ms. Joanne Hackett
Ms. Joanne Hackett
(Award Committee Chair)
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. Allison McCloskey
Ms. Allison McCloskey
(Nominating Committee Chair)
Associate Textile Conservator
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO
United States

Ms. Sharlan Kira Eng-Wilmot
Ms. Sharlan Kira Eng-Wilmot
(Postprints Editor)
Textile Conservator
Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Ms. Alison Castaneda
Ms. Alison Castaneda
(Postprints Assistant Editor)
Associate Conservator
Museum at FIT
Bronx, NY
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. Marina Hays
Ms. Marina Hays
(Emerging Conservation Professional Liaison)
Polaire Weissman Fund Fellow in Conservation
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Ms. Marina Hays
Ms. Marina Hays
(E-editor)
Polaire Weissman Fund Fellow in Conservation
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Ms Erika J Goergen
Ms Erika J Goergen
(Staff Liaison)
Membership Operations Assistant
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Washington, DC
United States