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, membership directory, and textile bibliography. These Publications are included in TSA membership.
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
Treasurermaleyne@gmail.comIndependent Finance Professional
Recording Secretarybrownsu@si.eduAssociate Curator, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Ann E. Svenson
Director of Internal Relationsproceedings@textilesociety.orgTextile Conservator
Michele A. Hardy
Director of External Relationsmhardy@ucalgary.caCurator of Decorative Arts, the Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary
Director at LargeSusan.firstname.lastname@example.orgIndependent curator
Director at LargeLaura.Camerlengo@philamuseum.orgExhibitions Assistant with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Costume and Textiles department
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
International Advisor to the BoardCardon.email@example.comResearch Scholar, CNRS, France
Program Chair, 14th Biennial TSA Symposium, Los Angeles firstname.lastname@example.orgCurator, Asian & Pacific Collections, Fowler Museum
Co-Host, 14th Biennial TSA Symposium, Los Angeles 2014Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Costume and Textiles, LACMA
Marlys McGuire, St. Paul, MN
Bibliography Editormemail@example.comLibrarian, MaGrath Library, University of Minnesota
Executive Director, Textile Society of Americatali@textilesociety.orgPO Box 5617, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone (510) 363-4541
Website Coordinatorellyane@textilesociety.orgNew York