Study Tours


Study Tours

Textile Society of America tours offer study and professional development opportunities focused on textiles. Travelers interact intensively with textiles and their producers, scholars, and curators. TSA makes travel arrangements that encourage cultural awareness.

Showroom of the Bevilacqua atelier

TSA Study Tour – Velvet in Italy: Florence, Zoagli, Venice

October 10, 2013–October 20, 2013

  Join TSA in Italy for an exclusive small group study tour of silk velvets! October 10 – 20th, 2013 From the 15th century, Italy emerged as the West’s greatest maker of silk velvets. Guilds produced exquisite fabrics that were worth their weight in gold, and dressed popes, kings and their courts. The fortunes made […]

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TSA Study Tour – Textiles of the Lowcountry: Charleston and Savannah

Charleston and Savannah, Georgia
April 1, 2013–April 6, 2013

LAUNCHING A NEW TSA STUDY TOUR Textiles of the Lowcountry: Charleston and Savannah Collecting, Preserving, and Narrating APRIL 1-6, 2013 Registration Deadline EXTENDED: March 1 Join TSA on a unique study tour of the Lowcountry, a 200-mile stretch of coastal South Carolina and Georgia between Charleston and Savannah, a region shaped by cotton production. The […]

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Oaxaca City, Mexico
February 23, 2013–March 2, 2013

Weaving, sericulture, natural dyeing, indigenous culture, colonial cities and small villages. In this intimate trip, limited to just 10 participants, and specially designed for TSA members, Hector Meneses (Director, Oaxaca Textile Museum), and Eric Mindling (Founder, Traditions Mexico) will guide participants into the heart of Oaxaca’s vibrant and varied weaving traditions. Highlights include travel into the […]

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Study Tour to San Francisco

San Francisco
August 26, 2011

THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA invited its members and colleagues to join us for a day in San Francisco to explore three extraordinary exhibitions on Friday, August 26, 2011 Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now, Museum of Craft and Folk Art Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, Contemporary Jewish Museum Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in […]

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Tunic, ca. 1460–1540
Peru, probably central highlands
Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.954)

New York Textile Day

New York City
July 30, 2011

THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA invited its members and colleagues to join us for a day in New York to explore two extraordinary exhibitions and a design studio on Saturday, July 30, 2011: The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE to 1800 CE at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Knoll Textiles, 1945 – 2010 at Bard Graduate […]

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