Crowdfunding: Support the TRC Silk Stockings Project

The Silk Stockings Project of the TRC involves more than one hundred volunteers from The Netherlands and beyond to reconstruct the silk stockings that were discovered some years ago in a 17th century shipwreck offthe coast of the Dutch island of Texel. The project is supported by the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, but we still need additional sfinancial upport to buy the required materials, such as special knitting needles and long lengths of silk thread. At the end of January we therefore started a crowdfunding campaign, together with the non-commercial organisation 'Voordekunst'. We want to raise, by the end of February, the sum of 2000 euros.

You can transfer your donation by going to the pertinent webpages of Voordekunst. Click here. The instructions are in Dutch, but easy to follow. You can also transfer a donation separately from the crowdfunding campaign directly to the TRC bank account: NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, Stichting Textile Research Centre, with the addition: Silk Stockings.

By 11th February we are well over half the required sum. Please support this exciting project.


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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 !

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

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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 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: