Textiles Close Up

Textiles Close Up

Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops launched in 2013 that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Workshops focus on the exploration of the materials, techniques, styles, culture and history of selected textile traditions, which vary for each event. The format offers first-hand, close-up viewing of textiles in the storerooms, laboratories and study rooms of various institutions offering unprecedented access and learning opportunities.

Textiles Close Up: Woven Interiors: Late Antique Textiles in DC Collections

Washington, DC
April 28, 2017

Registration Coming Soon Join the Textile Society of America for the rare opportunity to study textiles from the late Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic world in two Washington, DC collections: The Textile Museum and Dumbarton Oaks. This curator-led program will take participants into the storage rooms of these two institutions for a behind-the-scenes look at […]

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Textiles Close Up: Creative Reuse: Textile Waste and Contemporary Design

Irvington, NY & New York City
March 17, 2017

The textile and apparel industries are among the most polluting in the world. Join TSA for a day of discussion about the future of textile recycling, and a celebration of contemporary designers who are challenging the disposable fashion paradigm by designing beautiful textiles, fashion and accessories from pre- and post-consumer textile waste. The day will […]

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Textiles Close Up: Asia in Amsterdam at the Peabody Essex Museum

April 2, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:30 am – 5pm All tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Additionally, Textiles Close Up program provides a fee waiver for one TSA member to participate in each event. These scholarships are reserved for members who would otherwise be unable to attend. To apply, visit our Awards & Scholarships page. Deadline: March […]

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Textiles Close Up: Chin Weaving at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
February 26, 2016

  Join the Textile Society of America for a rare opportunity to study the exquisitely crafted weavings of the Zo people of South and Southeast Asia. Tour the groundbreaking exhibition Art of the Zo: Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh, with Consulting Curators Barbara G. and David W. Fraser and PMA’s Senior Curator of Costume […]

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Textiles Close up: Pacific Basin Textiles & Featherwork in San Francisco

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
November 6, 2015

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Join TSA for a day at the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park for an exploration of the textiles traditions of Oceania. The day will begin with a curator-led tour of the exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali’l led by Christina Hellmich, curator in charge of the arts […]

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