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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. Beth Szuhay
Ms. Beth Szuhay
(Chair)
Textile Conservator
Chrysalis Art Conservation
Half Moon Bay, CA
United States

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

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

Ms. Joanne Hackett
Ms. Joanne Hackett
(Scholarship Comm. Member)
Lecturer in Textile Conservation
University of Glasgow Kelvin Centre for Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research
Glasgow,
United Kingdom

Ms. Marina Hays
Ms. Marina Hays
(Secretary)
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO
United States

Ms. Denyse Montegut
Ms. Denyse Montegut
(Scholarship Comm. Member)
Professor
Fashion Institute of Technology
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Ms. Sarah Jane Grace Owens
Ms. Sarah Jane Grace Owens
(Scholarship Comm. Member)
Conservator
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage, AK
United States

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

Ms. Mary Kaldany
Ms. Mary Kaldany
(Scholarship Comm. Chair)
Senior Conservator
Textile Conservation Workshop
South Salem, 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)
Textile Conservator
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC
United States

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

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

Rebecca Summerour
Rebecca Summerour
(Nominating Committee Chair)
Summerour Art Conservation, LLC
Takoma Park, MD
United States

Ms. Amanda Holden
Ms. Amanda Holden
(Nominating Committee Member)
Senior Conservator of Textiles
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis, IN
United States

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

Ms. Sarah Scaturro
Ms. Sarah Scaturro
(Nominating Committee Member)
Eric and Jane Nord Chief Conservator
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, OH
United States

Mx Nora S Frankel
Mx Nora S Frankel
(Publication Committee Chair)
Textile Conservator in Private Practice
Baltimore, 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