Dear friends, dear colleagues,
Greetings from Washington, DC. I hope this note finds each of you staying well.
Although George Washington University and our museum are operating virtually this semester, there has been lots of activity, among which the rollout of the new Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center. The entire Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection is now online, accessible through an emerging landing page, “cotsentextiles.gwu.edu”. We also launched an Instagram account, “@CotsenTextiles”, that is generating conversation about artworks in the collection.
On October 21-22, we will be testing out the center’s first program: a virtual global roundtable that will bring together scholars, museum professionals, and artists from five continents for panels inspired by artworks in the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection. Please find attached the e-program booklet and here is a link to the program details and registration: https://museum.gwu.edu/cotsen-textile-traces-global-roundtable
We welcome you to join us for any or all of the roundtable sessions.
Please let me know if I can ever be of assistance, including hosting you for a tour of the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center should you visit Washington in the future.
Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer, PhD
Academic Head of the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW • Washington, DC 20052