TRC receives grant to update its website and improve the online catalogue

Thanks to the generosity of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the Themafonds Digitalizering Erfgoedcollecties Zuid-Holland, the TRC Leiden has received a substantial grant to update the online catalogue of the TRC collection, improve and extend the digital database and to revamp the internet presence of the TRC in general. The work will start very shortly in re-styling the database, updating programmes, and getting even more photographs and information online!

The overall work will take about two years to complete and most people will notice nothing, but we will! It means that there will be suitable capacity to cope with c. 150000 images, 50000 entries and related information. There will be more links with other sites and in general things will work much more quickly.

From August onwards we will be looking for volunteers to help catalogue the TRC collection of textiles and dress from around the world and to enter the information in the database. Interested? If you have a good knowledge of textiles, live in the Leiden region (or prepared to travel), and would like to work (as a volunteer) at the TRC please let us know at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, 4th July 2018


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

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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

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

TRC Gallery exhibition: 22 Jan. - 27 June: Velvet!

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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 Stichting Textile Research Centre. 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
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