Group Leaders: Annabelle Camp and Kris Cnossen
This group is designed to support conservators, collections care professionals, artists, curators, and any other textile-related professionals who are committed to the long term preservation of textiles. We hope to create a gathering place and educational space where any textile enthusiast can learn more about ways to preserve textiles for future generations. We hope to host events that will highlight current conservation work, address the effects of material choice on long term preservation, and generally promote the preservation of textile collections by all stakeholders.
This will serve as the group’s inaugural meeting. Everyone will introduce themselves, their interests, and then we will discuss the goals of the group.
Photo above by Annabelle Camp with permission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
The Textile Society of America’s Affinity Groups provide a forum to connect with others in the textiles field with similar interests. These virtual meetings are hosted on Zoom by the Textile Society of America. Group leaders facilitate informal conversations based around their group’s topic. Leaders may invite members of the group, or topic experts, to give short presentations as a launch point for discussion. In very large groups, members may split off into small breakout groups for easier connection.
Affinity group participation is not limited to TSA members. We encourage you to use them as a way to meet TSA members and find out more about the organization. Invite a friend or colleague who may be interested, too.