Academic Program Chair
Roy Hamilton, Curator, Asian and Pacific Collections, Fowler Museum, UCLA
Roy W. Hamilton has been Curator of Asian and Pacific Collections at the Fowler Museum at UCLA since 1994. His first exhibition, Gift of the Cotton Maiden: Textiles of Flores and the Solor Islands was on view when TSA convened for its fourth biennial symposium at UCLA that year. His book Material Choices: Refashioning Bast and Leaf Fibers in Asia and the Pacific, co-edited with B. Lynne Milgram, won TSA’s R. L. Shep Award for the best ethnographic textile book of 2007. Other exhibitions, each accompanied by a book, have gone on national tour, including From the Rainbow’s Varied Hue: Textiles of the Southern Philippines (1998) and Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia (2012). His current project, Textiles of Timor, Island in the Woven Sea, co-curated with Joanna Barrkman, will open when TSA meets again in Los Angeles in 2014.