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.
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; René 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.