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); Jan Knoppers, who assists with Dutch regional clothing; Else van Laere, who helps with the (financial) administration, PR and the TRC shop; Marieke Roozeboom, who runs the library and manages the IT; Riet van de Velde, who is engaged in cataloguing and maintaining the Dutch collection; Lies van de Wege, who looks after the depot, with the help of Myrthe Krook; and Karin Winkel, who assists with the library.

Internships

Furthermore, the TRC is providing internships at various levels to students from Leiden University (per 1st December 2017):

  • Sarah Fairman, MA Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
  • Heidi Jie, MA Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
  • Eden Zhang,  MA Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University

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 fashion; Dr. Anna Beerens, for Japanese and Western fashion; Dr. Chrystel Brandenburg, on archaeological textiles, especially from Northwestern Europe; Coen van der Geest, who helps with IT, especially related to the database and digital catalogues; Nelleke Honcoop, helping with 20th century fashion; Joost Kolkman, who maintains the TRC website; Olga Leromina,  who helps with lace identification; Deandra de Looff, who specialises on archaeological textiles; Ren√© Lugtigheid, who advises on conservation techniques; Jasmijn Nobelen, who helps with archaeological textiles; Dr. Tineke Rooijakkers, who advises on Middle Eastern textiles and dress; and Paul Spijker, who advises on African textiles.

Donations

 
Financial donations to the TRC can be made via Paypal; Donaties aan de TRC kunnen worden overgemaakt via Paypal:
 
 

TRC in a nutshell

Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428   info@trc-leiden.nl

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

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

Current exhibition: For a few sacks more ...., until 28th June

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Donations

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 to the TRC can be made via Paypal: