The Textile Society of America, Inc. provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives.
Established in 1987, TSA is governed by a Board of Directors from museums and universities in North America. Its 700 members worldwide include museum curators, teachers, historians, artists, students, dealers, and collectors.
TSA organizes biennial symposia. The juried papers presented at each symposium are published in Proceedings. It also distributes a Newsletter, and a comprehensive textile bibliography, published annually. These Publications are included in TSA membership, but additional copies are available for purchase from the TSA office.
(See the TSA Resources page to download the Brochure.)
Board of Directors
Presidentelena@textilesociety.orgIndependent Scholar/Senior Research Scholar MMA
Vice-Presidentrshaughnessy@textilemuseum.caTextile Museum of Canada
Past Presidentphickman@hawaii.eduProfessor Emeritus, University of Hawaii/Artist
Recording Secretarybrownsu@si.eduAssociate Curator, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Treasurerneo17@mindspring.comNational Taxpayer Advocate
Michele A. Hardy
Director of External Relationsmhardy@ucalgary.caCurator of Decorative Arts, the Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary
Ann E. Svenson
Director of Internal Relationsproceedings@textilesociety.orgTextile Conservator
Director at LargeSusan.firstname.lastname@example.orgIndependent curator
Director at LargeCardon.email@example.comResearch Scholar, CNRS, France
Director at Largegkcraig@k-state.eduAssociate Professor/Department Head, Department of Art, Kansas State University
Director at Largesarahf@rom.on.caToronto, Ontario, Canada Associate Curator, Royal Ontario Museum
Eulanda A. Sanders
Director at Largesanderse@iastate.eduIowa State University, Ames Iowa, Department of Apparel...
Director at Largejdalessandro@famsf.orgDe Young Museum
Co-Host, 14th Biennial TSA Symposium, Los Angeles 2014Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Costume and Textiles, LACMA
Program Chair, 14th Biennial TSA Symposium, Los Angeles firstname.lastname@example.orgCurator, Asian & Pacific Collections, Fowler Museum
Karen L. Searle
Newsletter Editorksearletsa@gmail.comSt. Paul, MN
Marlys McGuire, St. Paul, MN
Bibliography Editormemail@example.comLibrarian, MaGrath Library, University of Minnesota
Listserv ManagerLydia.firstname.lastname@example.orgWashington, D.C. Librarian, Textile Museum
Website CoordinatorNew York
Charlotte Cosby, Manager
National Office Textile Society of America, Inc. (TSA)email@example.comNational Office and Member Services P.O. Box 193 Middletown, DE 19709-0193 Phone (302) 378-9636, Fax (302) 378-9637