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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 and the history of embroidery. Other staff include Shelley Anderson, who is especially helping with PR (Facebook and TRC Needles); Beverley Bennett and Susan Cave, working on the quilt collection and looking after the TRC shop; Marieke Roozeboom, who runs the library, together with Karin Winkel, and manages the IT; Lies van de Wege, who looks after the depot, with the help of Sigrid Jansen; and . Dorinda ter Hoeve works on the Guantemalan collection. Furthermore, Francesco Montuori, Erika Riccobon, Heidi Stanionyte and Eden Zhang are general volunteers. Erika, who is officially an intern from Leiden University, also works on the collection of Paisley motifs.

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 Brandenburgh, on archaeological textiles, especially from Northwestern Europe; Coen van der Geest, who helps with IT, especially related to the database and digital catalogues; Joost Kolkman, who maintains the TRC website; Olga Leromina, who helps with lace identification; Deandra de Looff, who specialises on archaeological textiles; RenĂ© Lugtigheid, who advises on conservation techniques; Dr. Tineke Rooijakkers, who advises on Middle Eastern textiles and dress; and Paul Spijker, who advises on African textiles.

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

The TRC is open again from Tuesday, 2nd June, but by appointment only.

Bank account number:
NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59,
Stichting Textile Research Centre

TRC Gallery exhibition:
5 Febr. -27 August 2020: American Quilts

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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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