Textile Research Centre

TRC intern presenting her work in Beijing

In 2018 we had the pleasure of welcoming Kazna Asker (Manchester) at the TRC for a two-month work placement - she worked with the TRC Yemen collection, learning about textiles in general, while having time to think hard about fashion, textiles and how she wanted to approach fashion designing.

Read more: TRC intern presenting her work in Beijing

 

Asia Week programme of the TRC, 14-19 July, 2019

Jacket from the Dutch island of Marken, decorated with Indian-style material, 1937 (TRC 2007.0525c).

Jacket from the Dutch island of Marken, decorated with Indian-style material, 1937 (TRC 2007.0525c).

Asia Week programme at the Textile Research Centre (TRC), Hogewoerd 164, Leiden, from 14-19 July, organised on the occasion of the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Leiden, 16-19 July.

For all TRC activities listed below, please register for participation at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . ICAS participants enjoy free access to lectures and workshops (please show your badge!); others are also very welcome, but there is a fee of €5 for lectures and €25 for the workshops.

The two lectures on Sunday and Friday, and the following drinks/buffet, are open free of charge to all who are interested to join in, ICAS participants and everybody else, but again, registration in advance is appreciated.

The programme coincides with a special TRC exhibition, Out of Asia: 2000 Years of Textiles. Entrance to the TRC Gallery is free of charge.

The TRC is open on Sunday 14th July from 13.00 – 19.00, and Monday 15th until Friday 19th from 09.30 – 17.30.

Read more: Asia Week programme of the TRC, 14-19 July, 2019

 

Weekend Workshop: What is lace?, 31 Aug - 1 Sept. 2019

Lace is one of the finest fabrics that human hands can produce. It has been made, in its many forms, for centuries and reflects changes in life style, fashion and technology. But there are many questions around the concept of lace, including what actually is lace? How is it made? And how can you identify the various forms? These are the main questions (and there are many more) that will be answered during the two-day course.

Read more: Weekend Workshop: What is lace?, 31 Aug - 1 Sept. 2019

   

Krakow and Auschwitz: beauty and horror

Part of a costume gallery with local clothing. Courtesy Museum of Ethnography, Krakow, Poland.

Part of a costume gallery with local clothing. Courtesy Museum of Ethnography, Krakow, Poland.

On Wednesday, 5th June 2019, Willem Vogelsang wrote:

I am just back from six days in the beautiful town of Krakow, Poland. It was an academic meeting that took me there in the first place, but fortunately I had the chance to stay a few days longer to get to know Krakow a little bit better.

I was really taken with the ethnographic museum, which houses a large and beautiful collection of regional clothing from Krakow and surroundings. To be precise, the name of the Museum is the Muzeum Etnograficzne im. Seweryna Udzieli w Krakowie. It was established in the early 20th century, and its holdings are very much based on the folk art brought together by the collector, Seweryn Udziela. The Museum is currently housed in the former town hall of Kazimierski, a suburb of Krakow. Most of the collection, as said, reflects Polish culture, and in particular that of southern Poland.

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Fowler Museum Los Angeles: Special exhibition curated by director TRC, 17 March - 18 August 2019

Woman's jacket from Syria, late 19th - early 20th cent., front and back (Fowler Museum at UCLA X2018.20.3).

Woman's jacket from Syria, late 19th - early 20th cent., front and back (Fowler Museum at UCLA X2018.20.3).

 

Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria is the title of a new exhibition at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition explores the region’s textile production during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when Syria was an international hub for the trade and production of handwoven cloth.

With a focus on the social and seasonal contexts in which garments were worn by men, women, and children, the exhibition’s presentation of these distinguished textiles enables audiences to engage with Syrian culture and weaving techniques from a bygone era.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Director of the Textile Research Centre (TRC Leiden). The exhibition can be seen until 18th August 2019.

For more information on the exhibition, click here.

   

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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, Stichting Textile Research Centre

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

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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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