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Staff and volunteers of the Textile Research Centre

Permanent and temporary staff

The director of the Stichting Textile Research Centre (TRC) is Dr Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. She is a trained textile archaeologist and a specialist in Middle Eastern textiles and dress. Other staff include Shelley Anderson and Maria Linkogle, both of whom are general volunteers, and especially helping with PR (Facebook and TRC Needles)); Marleen Audretsch, depot manager; Else van Laere, who helps with the (financial) administration, PR and the TRC shop; Tineke Moerkerk, general volunteer and helping with PR and the collection of Dutch regional dress; Roos Munk, general volunteer, Olga Leromina, general assistance, lace, and photography, Coen van der Geest, IT, Marieke Roozeboom, library and IT; Renske Schaafsma, cataloguing of images; and Riet van de Velde, who is engaged in cataloguing and maintaining the Dutch collection.


Furthermore, the TRC is providing internships and voluntary positions at various levels to students from Leiden University (per 1 February 2016):

  • Nelleke Honcoop, Faculty of Humanities
  • Deandra de Looff, Faculty of Archaeology
  • Jasmijn Nobelen, Faculty of Archaeology
  • Anne Postma, Faculty of Archaeology
  • Dieuwertje Roelse, Faculty of Archaeology 

Expert advice

In addition, the work of the TRC is supported by a number of people who give specialist advice, or who undertake specific tasks, as for instance Els de Baan on Western fashions; Dr Anna Beerens, Japanese and Western fashion; Mr Joost Kolkman, who maintains the TRC website; Ren√© Lugtigheid on conservation techniques, and Paul Spijker, who advises on African textiles.

TRC in a nutshell

Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

Gallery exhibition, 3 April - 29 June: From Kaftan to Kippa

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

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Financial gifts

The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
Financial donations can also be made via Paypal: