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Created and prized by cultures around the world for millennia, textiles are valued for both their artistry and the window they open into the lives of their makers. Through changing exhibitions and public programs for all ages, The Textile Museum expands public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally, and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s textiles. Established in 1925 by George Hewitt Myers, The Textile Museum is a private non-profit institution in Washington, D.C.’s historic Dupont-Kalorama neighborhood. The Textile Museum collection encompasses more than 19,000 objects that date from 3,000 BCE to the

present, including some of the world’s finest examples of rugs and textiles from the Near East, Central Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Africa, and the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The museum’s 20,000 volume Arthur D. Jenkins Library of Textile Arts is among the world’s foremost resources for the study of textiles. In 2014, The Textile Museum will move to the George Washington University’s campus in downtown Washington, D.C. to become a cornerstone of the new George Washington University Museum. This unprecedented affiliation will allow The Textile Museum to expand its rich tradition of scholarship, education, and fostering of cultural understanding. Visitors in Second Lives: The Age-Old Art of Recycling Textiles. Photo by Bill Petros.




A Vision for a New Future


On View in 2011


Acquisitions to the Collection


Research and Publications


Educational Programs


Special Events


2011 Donors


Letter from the President

Governance 12 Volunteers 13 Staff 14 Financials

Woman’s shoes China, Manchu people Qing dynasty, late 19th/early 20th century TM 2011.12.1A-B Gift of Susan and Charles Devillier in memory of Reverend and Mrs. Leonard J. Larson Photo by Renée Comet.




FROM THE PRESIDENT The Textile Museum is an ever-evolving institution with a respected 86-year history, and 2011 was a landmark year for the museum. The Textile Museum and the George Washington University announced an affiliation whereby The TM will move to the campus of GW to become a primary cornerstone of the university’s forthcoming museum. Through its collaboration with GW, The Textile Museum is helping to build a new model of museum practice. It is unprecedented for an independent museum with a collection of The TM’s magnitude and international renown to join with a university. This unique position will foster exciting research and programmatic synergies across broad academic disciplines while enriching the cultural landscape of Washington, D.C. The affiliation will also allow the museum to expand its tradition of art, scholarship, education, and fostering of cultural understanding for generations to come. Textile Museum staff will continue to develop the exceptional exhibitions you’ve come to expect and the institution’s mission will be strengthened. This thrilling new direction for The Textile Museum was made possible by the successes that the institution has seen in recent years. While many cultural organizations cut back, The TM continued its

robust programming in 2011. Of particular note are its publishing initiatives—Guest Curator Vanessa Drake Moraga authored the impressive catalog for Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa, released in October. Bound to become a premier resource, this publication features new research and an unparalleled survey of the abstract art of 19th-century central Africa, revealing its influences on the aesthetic of modern Western art. Shedding light on the cultural history of the current “green” trend, The TM presented Green: the Color and the Cause. This exhibition was supported by a special website, allowing visitors from far away to explore the works on view. The museum ended the 2011 fiscal year with a balanced budget, despite dramatic cutbacks in government funding. Many more successes are detailed in the pages to come. It is the support of our members and donors that makes each exhibition, publication, and program possible. The Textile Museum also benefits from the guidance of a dedicated board of trustees, who in 2011, after months of negotiation, voted unanimously to move the institution forward by affiliating with GW. As we finalize architectural plans and prepare to break ground in D.C. and Virginia this fall, remember it is your support that will ultimately help us realize the success of this new venture. I extend my most sincere thanks for your continued support, and encourage you to stay involved as we envision a new future for The Textile Museum together.

Bruce P. Baganz President, The Textile Museum Board of Trustees



The Textile Museum Announces Affiliation with The George Washington University Imagine a world-renowned museum united with the academic breadth of a leading university. The Textile Museum and the George Washington University are uniting to build an entirely new kind of institution, which marries the strengths of a longrespected independent museum with all that a vibrant university community has to offer. As announced in July 2011, the new George Washington University Museum will open in downtown Washington, D.C. with The Textile Museum at its heart. The new museum will offer increased access to Textile Museum exhibitions and it will be supported by a new conservation and collections resource center on the university’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

By joining with GW, The Textile Museum ensures: Increased attendance Expanded exhibition space Exciting academic collaborations Long-term financial stability “This is a truly unique partnership in the museum world, one that joins two pillars of Washington’s cultural life. This agreement will result in shared resources and knowledge and wisdom, while still enabling The Textile Museum to retain and enhance its well-earned reputation.” FORD BELL, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS

With collections that can be interpreted across disciplines, the museum will also serve as a catalyst for exciting interdisciplinary investigation. “It will allow GW scholars to integrate these spectacular collections into a wide range of academic studies, including history, art history, anthropology, [and] museum studies,” says GW President Steven Knapp. Its on-campus location will foster a new generation of textile enthusiasts, and the museum will uphold The TM’s long tradition of outstanding public programming. The TM will continue to present its exhibitions at S St. NW until late 2013 and will open at the GW Museum in mid 2014. Top: Ford Bell, President of the American Assocation of Museums, at the press conference announcing the affiliation in July 2011. He is joined by Steven Knapp, president of GW, and Bruce Baganz, TM board president. Photo: Jessica McConnel Burt/ George Washington University. Left: A conceptual rendering by Hartman-Cox, architects, of the future home of The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood.


ON VIEW IN 2011 Exhibitions at The Textile Museum showcase textile art from around the world—both historical and contemporary— through presenting pieces from the museum’s permanent collection and other private and public collections. THE ART OF LIVING: TEXTILE FURNISHINGS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION February 12, 2010–January 9, 2011 Curator: Lee Talbot, Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections COLORS OF THE OASIS: CENTRAL ASIAN IKATS October 16, 2010–March 13, 2011 Curator: Sumru Belger Krody, Senior Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections Catalog: Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats (2010) by Sumru Belger Krody, in collaboration with Feza Çakmut, Mary M. Dusenbury, Kate Fitz Gibbon, Andrew Hale, Sayera Makhkamova, and Susan Meller

GREEN: THE COLOR AND THE CAUSE April 16–September 11, 2011 Many cultures traditionally associate the color green with nature and its attributes, including life, fertility, and rebirth. In recent years, green has become the symbolic color of environmentalism. This exhibition celebrated green as both a color and a cause, exploring the techniques people have devised to create green textiles, the meanings this color has held, and the ways that contemporary textile artists and designers are responding to concerns about the environment. Curator: Rebecca A.T. Stevens, Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles Accompanied by a special exhibition website: WEAVING ABSTRACTION: KUBA TEXTILES AND THE WOVEN ART OF CENTRAL AFRICA October 15, 2011–February 12, 2012 The textiles of the Kuba kingdom are among the most distinctive and spectacular works of African art. The first major museum exhibition in the U.S. to showcase the artistic inventiveness and graphic power of Kuba design, this show included more than 140 exceptional 19thand early 20th-century pieces, including

ceremonial skirts, “velvet” tribute cloths, headdresses, and basketry. Guest Curator: Vanessa Drake Moraga Catalog: Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa by Vanessa Drake Moraga SECOND LIVES: THE AGE-OLD ART OF RECYCLING TEXTILES February 4, 2011–January 8, 2012 Drawn from The Textile Museum’s collection, this exhibition highlighted the ways people in various cultures have ingeniously repurposed worn but precious fabrics to create beautiful new textile forms. Curator: Lee Talbot, Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections THE TEXTILE LEARNING CENTER Permanent Activity Gallery Through hands-on touch stations, this gallery introduces visitors of all ages to the language of the textile arts. Visitors can learn about different techniques, materials, dyes, and more.

Top: Shigeo Kubota, Shape of Green II, 2009. Lent by the artist. Photo by Kouichi Nisimura. Left: Prestige and Presentation Baskets (igiseke and agaseke), Burundi, Tutsi people, 20th century. Private collection. Photo by Don Tuttle.


ACQUISITIONS TO THE COLLECTION Through generous donations from the following individuals, The Textile Museum grew its collection by more than seventy pieces from around the world in 2011. Susan and Charles Devillier in memory of Reverend and Mrs. Leonard J. Larson Woman’s shoes (China, late 19th–early 20th century) Kana Johnston Woman’s kimono, two obi, and two haori (Japan, early 20th century)

Man’s robe (front), Uzbekistan, late 19th century. TM 2011.11.1. Gift of Guido Goldman. Photo by Renee Comet.

Joseph W. Fell Chair cover (China, 1654–1722); hanging, (Turkey, 18th century); twenty nine textiles, carpets, and flatweaves (Anatolia, Turkey, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, 17th–late 19th century) Dennis Dodds and Zinaida Vaganova Kilim (Western or Central Anatolia, late 19th century); flatweave (Anatolia, Turkey, late 19th century) Barbara Starke Festival blouse (Mexico, 1980) Guido Goldman Twenty-one textiles from Central and Southeast Asia, 20th century John Blaxall Three headcloths, a belt, a jacket, and two skirts (Laos, 20th century)

Hanging, Turkey, Ottoman, 18th century. TM 2011.8.2. Collection of Joseph W. Fell. Photo by Renee Comet.

Henry Porcher Shoulder cloth (Indonesia, 19th century) Jim Rives Five skirts and a shirt (Laos, late 20th century) Museum Purchase, Temple banner (Japan, mid 19th century) While a selection of 2011 acquisitions are illustrated here, others can be found throughout this publication.

Katu blouse (front), Laos, late 20th century. TM 2011.4.4. Gift of Jim Rives. Photo by Renee Comet.


RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS The Textile Museum is committed to its role as a center of excellence for the research, conservation, interpretation, and exhibition of textiles. TM staff and research associates contributed numerous articles and chapters on a myriad of topics—pre-Columbian, East Asian, Islamic textiles, and contemporary art—for a wide variety of scholarly journals and publications. In pursuit of its mission to increase the public’s appreciation of the textile arts, the museum launched a dynamic and interactive website in conjunction with the exhibition Green: the Color and the Cause (www.textilemuseum. org/green). The TM also published the exhibition catalog Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa by Vanessa Drake Moraga, guest curator. Museum staff and research associates remain active in the field through board, advisory panel, and jury service for organizations which include the following: Emergency Response Team of American Institute for Conservation, Museum Assessment Program and Registrar’s Committee of the American Association of Museums, 2012 Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium Organizing Committee, International Committee of International Conference on Oriental Carpets, AIRE: World Textile Art Biennial VI, and the Nominating Committee for the American Institute for Conservation.

IN 2011... 249 textiles in the

collection were studied first-hand

151 researchers,

collectors, students, and artists were given opportunity for behindthe-scenes collection access

In continuation of its commitment to educate the next generation of textile scholars and museum staff, departments at The TM welcomed sixteen interns throughout 2011. The museum also hosted students from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Corcoran School of Art + Design, and the History of Decorative Arts Program of The Smithsonian Associates for behind-the-scenes access to the collections. The Arthur D. Jenkins Library plays a key role in the research, exhibition, and educational activities of the museum. Visited by both professional and casually curious researchers, the library serves as an important resource to both national and international scholars of historic and ethnographic textile and rug studies. In May 2011, the Arthur D. Jenkins Library was awarded a grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies to purchase material in support of curatorial research for The Sultan’s Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art. The library’s successes can, in large part, be attributed to its dedicated corps of volunteers. Headcloth, fragment (detail), Laos, 20th c. TM 2011.3.2. Collection of John Blaxall. Photo by Renée Comet.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 PUBLICATIONS Sumru Belger Krody, Senior Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections “Tulips to Roses: Changing Trends in Ottoman Embroidery.” Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies, Farnham, T. and Schaffer, D. eds., vol. VII (2011): 59-68. Lee Talbot, Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections “Fabulous Fifties Fabrics: Three British Designers.” Modernism, Winter (2010-2011): 62-69. Carol Bier, Research Associate, Islamic Textiles “Taking Sides but Who’s Counting: The Decagonal Tomb Tower at Maragha, Bridges Coimbra.” Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture, R. Sarhangi and C. Sequin eds. (2011): 497-500. Ann Pollard Rowe, Research Associate, Western Hemisphere Textiles Costume and History in Highland Ecuador. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. Thomas Farnham, Research Associate, Charles Grant Ellis Archives Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies, Farnham, T. and Schaffer, D. eds., vol. VII. London: HALI Publications, 2011. David W. Fraser, Research Associate, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles View from the Shoulders of Thar Masters: New Spaces for Ply-split Braiding, Proceedings of the Biennial Textile Society of America Symposium. Lincoln, NE: TSA, 2010.


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Public programs at The Textile Museum aim to inspire people of all ages with the many layers of signifigance inherent in the textile arts—whether it be through a workshop focused on design principles, a relevant film, or a lecture on a region’s cultural history. EVENINGS AT THE TM: COLORS OF THE OASIS AFRICAN ART AND CULTURE SERIES This series, generously underwritten by Trustee Eleanor T. Rosenfeld, featured lectures by guest scholars. With the aim to increase appreciation of the textile arts, topics in the fall ranged from “Computational Perspectives on African Art” to a “West African Dance Concert.” IN THEIR OWN WORDS: ARTIST LECTURE SERIES Four contemporary artists included in the Green exhibition—Shigeo Kubota, Nancy Cohen, GyÖngy Laky, and Natalie Chanin—discussed their own perspective on the “green” phenomenon. THE TEXTILE MUSEUM FALL SYMPOSIUM Central African Textiles: Art and Cultural Narrative The 2011 symposium was held at the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University, the first of many future collaborations. CELEBRATION OF TEXTILES The museum’s gardens and program rooms are transformed each year into hands-on exploration spaces where artists and textile guilds share their craft with more than 1,000 visitors, young and old. 2011 marked the 33rd anniversary of this well-loved family festival, which adopted a recycling theme in honor of the concurring exhibitions. Free.

TOURS Tours are regularly offered by skilled museum docents and staff for adult and school groups. 2011 saw an increase in requests; over 1,200 visitors participated in a guided tour. Themed tours titled “Clothes of Many Cultures” and “Patterns and Symmetry” are particularly popular with area teachers. STUDY TOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM The Textile Museum returned to Uzbekistan to host a second Study Tour in May 2011. Led by Vedat Karadag and hosted by TM Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody, the tour included visits to Tashkent, Bukhara, and Samarkand and an insider’s view into regional ikat production. WORKSHOPS The Textile Museum presented its second “Summer Arts Workshop Series,” which included sessions on natural dyeing, textile storage, and mounting. RUG & TEXTILE APPRECIATION MORNINGS In Memory of Harold M. Keshishian The longest running program at the museum, this series features discussions and show-and-tell sessions led by local scholars and collectors. Free. ARTS FOR FAMILIES For children and parents alike, this recurring program offers families an opportunity to learn about textiles through an art activity. ASK-A-CURATOR, ASK-A-CONSERVATOR This monthly “Antiques Roadshow”-style program encourages visitors to bring in their own textiles for review by curators and conservators. Above: Celebration of Textiles in the museum’s garden. Photo by Bill Petros. Left: KanKouran dance ensemble performed at the museum in conjunction with the exhibition Weaving Abstraction.




Through events and creative partnerships, The Textile Museum seeks new ways to engage a broader audience in celebrating the textile arts. GEORGE HEWITT MYERS AWARD LUNCHEON Honoring Milton Sonday Each year The Textile Museum Board of Trustees bestows the George Hewitt Myers Award, named for the museum’s founder, on an individual for lifetime achievement. In 2011, the museum granted the award to textile scholar, educator, and artist Milton Sonday during a luncheon in the gardens. Sonday’s research into and his groundbreaking diagrams of textile structure were honored through guest speakers and a temporary exhibition in the Myers Room. PM @ THE TM: Midnight at the Oasis, Urban Picnic, and Twice is Nice Designed to engage a broader audience through fun, educational programming after regular museum hours, the PM @ The TM program series continued with gusto in 2011. In total, roughly 725 visitors attended these events, which ranged from a picnic party to a celebration of vintage dress. CRAFT FOR CHANGE: Textiles and Business Development The Textile Museum worked with the Peace Corps and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to present this special program and ancillary event to the 2011 Folklife Festival. Textile artisans from Peru and Tonga demonstrated their weaving techniques before a panel of experts discussed the role of textiles in sustainable craft businesses. OTSUKIMI: Moon Viewing In the Gardens The museum hosted its second annual Otsukimi event with the Japan-America Society in October. Guests enjoyed koto music, sake tasting, rice treats, and the chance to watch a traditional tea ceremony.

OMANI TEXTILES: Traditional Costume and Bedouin Weaving Visitors were treated to a demonstration of Omani embroidery and weaving, followed by a presentation detailing the traditional textiles of the Sultanate of Oman and its Bedouin communities. This program was presented with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.

Top: Milton Sonday during the George Hewitt Myers Award luncheon. Photo by Mike Olliver. Above: Contestants of the “best-dressed vintage contest” at the “Twice is Nice” PM @ The TM. Photo by Matt Dunn. Left: Hilda Maribel Sifuentes Altamirano demonstrates her backstrap loom to a visitor during the “Craft for Change” program. Photo by Katy Clune.



The Textile Museum gratefully acknowledges the generosity of those who help the museum fulfill its role as a worldwide leader in advancing knowledge and appreciation of the textile arts through exhibitions, educational programming, scholarship, and collections care. Gifts of $250 and above received during the 2011 fiscal year (January 1, 2011–December 31, 2011) are listed below. The museum extends its sincere thanks to all members and Annual Fund contributors.


$10,000 and above

Bruce P. Baganz and Olive W. Baganz, Houston, TX Sylvia Bergstrom and Joe Rothstein, Washington, DC Cynthia and Alton Boyer, Alexandria, VA Alexander D. Crary, Washington, DC Jane W. Daniels, Baltimore, MD Mr. and Mrs. Roderick DeArment, Great Falls, VA Alastair and Kathy Dunn, West Vancouver, BC, Canada Joseph W. and Judith Fell, Chicago, IL Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman, Charlotteville, NY Virginia McGehee Friend, Waterford, VA Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gewirz, Bethesda, MD Amy L. Gould and Matthew S. Polk, Jr., Gibson Island, MD Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham, Boston, MA Fred and Susan Ingham, Seattle, WA Reeva and Ezra Mager, New York, NY Mary Jo Otsea and Richard H. Brown, New York, NY Eleanor T. Rosenfeld, Chevy Chase, MD Stanley Owen Roth, Alexandria, VA Paul and Barbara Schwartz, Houston, TX Michael Seidman and Lynda Couvillion, Washington, DC Lisa and Bernard Selz, New York, NY Alice Dodge Wallace, Boulder, CO Annie and Rick Zander, Tonganoxie, KS Anonymous Benefactors


$5,000 to $9,999

Julie Schafler Dale, New York, NY David and Barbara Fraser, Yardley, PA Harry and Diane Greenberg, Palo Alto, CA Mr. Roger S. Pratt and Mrs. Claire Pratt, Far Hills, NJ Ruth Lincoln Fisher and Frederic R. Fisher Trusts, Arlington, VA Natasha Tsukanova, Moscow, Russia


$1,000 to $4,999

Terry Adlhock and Jeffrey Hunter, Washington, DC Deborah Anderson, Columbus, OH Dr. Mark Baganz and Ms. Laurie Salladin, Edgewater, MD Dr. Robert J. Baum, Baltimore, MD Beaty Family Fund, Bethesda, MD William and Sondra Bechhoefer, Bethesda, MD Mr. James D. Burns, Seattle, WA Sheridan and Richard Collins, Arlington, VA Tom and Fay Cook, Evanston, IL Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Cotsen, Los Angeles, CA Jean Cox, Washington, DC Walter B. Denny and Alice Robbins, Amherst, MA

Tina M. deVries, Long Valley, NJ K. Burke Dillon, Washington, DC Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky, Cambridge, MA Colin and Lee England, Bethesda, MD Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, Princeton, NJ Thomas J. and Gwen D. Farnham, Bloomfield, CT Jerry and Laurie Feinberg, Arlington, VA Mae Festa, New Haven, CT Elisabeth R. French, Washington, DC Mr. Donald R. Gant, New Vernon, NJ Jannes Gibson, Potomac, MD Diane and Marc Grainer, Potomac, MD Mrs. Margaret H. and Mr. John B. Greenwood, Falls Church, VA Thomas B. Harris, Wilton, CT Ms. Helena Hernmarck, Ridgefield, CT Lynne and Joseph Horning, Washington, DC Ms. Vicki Howard, Arlington, VA Cheri A. Hunter, Pacific Palisades, CA Richard Isaacson, Arlington, VA Jay L. and Sandra O. Jensen, Rockville, MD Ms. Shirley Z. Johnson and Mr. Charles Rumph, Washington, DC Robert J. Joly and Nancy S. Hewison, West Lafayette, IN Melissa McGee Keshishian, Washington, DC Patricia Key and Lauren L. Suter, Princeton, NJ Helen K. King, Madison, NJ W. Russell King, Washington, DC Jeffrey and Fern Krauss, Potomac, MD Zeyneb Lange and Homer Lange, Washington, DC Mr. and Mrs. William W. Lehfeldt, Rockville, MD Don and Pamela Lichty, Honolulu, HI Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Liventals, Washington, DC J.L. Martin, Bethesda, MD Maud Mater, Great Falls, VA Marie E. Minnich, MD and Stephen J. Minnich, MD, Danville, PA Dr. and Mrs. Miguel Miro-Quesada, Houston, TX Jill Moormeier, Belton, MO Kurt Munkacsi and Nancy Jeffries, New York, NY Jerilyn and Rob Nalley, Houston, TX Ms. Nina E. Olson, Washington, DC Mary Pat Osterhaus, Medina, WA Dr. David A. Paly, Gig Harbor, WA Elmerina and Paul Parkman, Kensington, MD Arnold and Sandy Peinado, Short Hills, NJ Mr. Felix P. Phillips, Houston, TX Michael and Penelope Pollard, Chevy Chase, MD Ms. Amelia Preece, Washington, DC Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price, Amarillo, TX Mr. Paul Ramsey, Jr., Denver, CO Sheldon Rapoport, Los Angeles, CA Nancy Rice, Germantown, MD Lex Reiffel and Alaire B. Reiffel, Washington, DC Bea and Thomas Roberts, Del Mar, CA Michael F. Rohde, Westlake Village, CA Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rumford III, Washington, DC Jay M. Schippers, Brooklyn, NY Professor Louise Shelley, Washington, DC Daniel and Sybil Silver, Chevy Chase, MD Judith Alper Smith, Brookline, MA Wendel and Diane Swan, Alexandria, VA Trudy Werner, Washington, DC Michael and Patricia Wilson, Madison, WI


Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, New York, NY Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Zimmerman, Washington, DC Anonymous Patrons


$500 to $999

Nicholas Assouad, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Anne Braxton, Athens, OH Melissa and Jason Burnett, Carmel, CA Mrs. M. K. Caverly, Gettysburg, PA Ambassador Gene B. and Mrs. Rebecca S. Christy, North Arlington, VA Mary and David Colton, Albuquerque, NM Michael and Georgia de Havenon, New York, NY Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Dodds, Philadelphia, PA Dr. Austin Doyle and Dr. Elisa Braver, Washington, DC Chris Fager, Los Angeles, CA Richard P. Gildea, London, England Timothy and Penelope Hays, Alexandria, VA Dr. David L. Johnson and Dr. LeeAnn Podruch, Hatley, WI Vedat Karadag, Istanbul, Turkey Dr. Kathy S. Katz and Dr. Richard Katz, Bethesda, MD Mr. and Mrs. Hans Koenig, Minusio, Switzerland Sherley Koteen, Washington, DC Frederick and Stella Krieger, Los Angeles, CA Douglas and Brenda Maas, Silver Spring, MD General and Mrs. David Maddox, Arlington, VA Leigh A. Marsh, Philadelphia, PA Paul Darroch, Washington, DC Ben Monaghan, London, England Fred and Kathleen Mushkat, Louisville, KY Nonna A. Noto, Washington, DC Maria Teresa O’Leary, Alexandria, VA Elizabeth Oliver, Baltimore, MD Marian Osterweis, Washington, DC Dr. Rushton E. Patterson, Jr., Memphis, TN David A. Roehm and Gayle M. Roehm, Cabin John, MD George Rogers and Patrick Watson, Washington, DC Ruth A. Roush, Alexandria, VA Mary Lou Steptoe, Chevy Chase, MD Florence and Roger Stone, Washington, DC Fifi White, Berkeley, CA Nicholas and Joan Safford Wright, Williamstown, MA Emre Yildirim, Istanbul, Turkey Anonymous Sponsors


$250 to $499

Joseph S. Asin, Arlington, VA Jeanray A. Barber, Fairfax, VA David and Nancy Barbour, Alexandria, VA Dennis M. Barry and Judith Hecht, Washington, DC Martin and Mary Ann Baumrind, Brooklyn, NY Corinne Berezuk, New York, NY Judith L. and James N. Bexfield, Alexandria, VA Charles Hadley Blanchard, Narrowsburg, NY Aija C. Blitte, Washington, DC Andrew Boesel, Washington, DC Beth Bowers, Washington, DC Joyce H. Bryan, Santa Barbara, CA Jeanne and Remi Cadoret, Solon, IA Mr. Larry Chernikoff and Mrs. Allison B. Chernikoff, Washington, DC Mrs. Eunice M. Childs and Dr. Alfred W. Childs, San Francisco, CA Dr. Arnold Chun, Bakersfield, CA Dr. Yvonne C. Condell, Moorhead, MN Jeannette S. Cook, Austin, TX Camille Cook, Western Springs, IL Jeffrey P. Cunard, Washington, DC Donna M. Dana, Arlington, VA

Dr. Janet L. Denlinger and Dr. Endre A. Balazs, Fort Lee, NJ Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan C. Dunn, Bethesda, MD Linda Eaton, Wilmington, DE Ms. Julie Evans, Arlington, VA Jack and Sharon Fenlon, Appleton, WI Patricia L. Fiske, Bethesda, MD Ms. Kathy FitzGerald, Washington, DC Mr. and Mrs. Russell S. Fling, Columbus, OH Kay Flynn, Bend, OR Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. Foster, Baltimore, MD Phyllis Freedman and Tom Glass, Washington, DC Alene H. and Robert S. Gelbard, Washington, DC Jere Gibber and J.G. Harrington, Alexandria, VA Mary Gilligan, Washington, DC Mrs. Susan B. Goldberg, San Diego, CA Mitchell Goodman and Wendy Orient, Atlanta, GA David Greenblatt and Sheila Gelman, Cincinnati, OH Dr. Nita N. Grover and Mr. N. Nathan Grover, Geneso, NY Deborah Halliday, Charlotte, NC Dr. James Henderson and Mrs. Conway Henderson, Carrollton, VA Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Henwood, Victoria, BC, Canada Louise S. and Neil H. Hertz, Baltimore, MD Susan Hinshon, Okemos, MI Patricia and Chris Hoban, Washington, DC Mrs. Frank W. Hoch, Irvington, NY Susan S. and David A. Hodges, Berkeley, CA Sandra M. Hoexter, Washington, DC Kimberly Humphries, Washington, DC Elizabeth Jack, Carson City, NV Joan L. and John H. Jackson, Chevy Chase, MD Margaret C. Jones, Washington, DC Milo Jones and Joan Jones, Fort Atkinson, WI Sona Kalousdian and Ira Lawrence, Chicago, IL Jerome and Deena Kaplan, Bethesda, MD Dr. Margaret Kivelson, Pacific Palisades, CA Julie M. Klement and Joe Bernstein, Alexandria, VA Dr. Richard Klimoski and Mrs. Gretchen Klimoski, Clifton, VA John Knight, Mendham, NJ Dr. Charles M. Knobler and Mrs. Carolyn B. Knobler, Los Angeles, CA Ross G. Kreamer and Christine Mullen Kreamer, Washington, DC Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Ladd, Amarillo, TX Ann Lawrence and Steve Leinwand, Washington, DC Dr. Richard A. Levinson, Washington, DC Jane and Ken Lieberthal, Washington, DC Dr. Stephan Lintner and Dr. Pamela Johnson, Washington, DC John Lipsky and Zsuzsanna Karasz, Washington, DC Dr. Judith Livingston and Mr. Richard P. Livingston, Vienna, VA Sandra and Adrian Loftin, Washington, DC Carroll C. Long, Washington, DC Jeffrey and Pamela Lovinger, New York, NY R. Joel and Melinda Lowy, Silver Spring, MD James and Nancy McBride, Washington, DC Ruth McDiarmid, Washington, DC Bethany Mendenhall, Irvine, CA David L. Meyers and Roberta Strickler, Baltimore, MD Catherine L. Moore and Carl W. Stephans, Alexandria, VA Janice Moskowitz and Keith Costas, Washington, DC Leone P. Murphy, Suquamish, WA Diana K. Myers, Washington, DC Dominie and Howard Nash, Bethesda, MD Maya Naunton, New York, NY Mary D. Nayak, Arlington, VA Marilyn Nobles, Columbia, MD Dr. Leslie E. Orgel and Mrs. Alice Orgel, La Jolla, CA Deane Parker, Afton, VA Seymour and Ruth Perlin, Bethesda, MD Trudy and Gary Peterson, Washington, DC David and Judith Peterson, Pittsboro, NC


Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Rockville, MD Ambassador Joseph A. Presel and Mrs. Claire-Lise Presel, Washington, DC Mrs. William M. Preston, Lewisburg, WV Nadine Purcell, Ashland, OR Toby Radford, London, England Dr. Carol M. Ravenal and Dr. Earl C. Ravenal, Washington, DC Linda Reed, Helena, MT Thomas E. and Bonnie A. Reilly, Indianapolis, IN Kathryn L. Riley, Jamaica Plain, MA Mr. and Mrs. Owen W. Roberts, Washington, DC Cheryl Roesel and Joseph L. Smith, Arlington, VA Allison Rose, Philadelphia, PA Robert J. T. Rosenfeld, Washington, DC John Ruddy and Kumiko Masumoto, Santa Fe, NM James E. and Janet Sale, Washington, DC Mr. and Mrs. Cameron H. Sanders, Washington, DC Sandra Sardjono, Berkeley, CA Linda F. Segal, Washington, DC Myra B. Serrins, Sherman, CT Susan Sheehan, New York, NY Joan and Ev Shorey, Washington, DC Ms. Cary Slocum, Belfast, ME Diane Smith, Arlington, VA Mr. and Mrs. Russell Yates Smith, Arlington, VA Linden C. and Virginia Smith, Arlington, VA Jenny L. and Steven C. Spancake, Mendham, NJ Lina and John Steele, Washington, DC Kathryn L. Stevens, Washington, DC Mrs. Evelyn R. Stewart, Baltimore, MD Deena Stone, Alexandria, VA Mary W. Sullivan, Washington, DC Ms. Marsha E. Swiss and Dr. Ronald M. Costell, Washington, DC Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Taran, Washington, DC Ms. Carson C. Taylor, Boulder, CO Dr. Edith L. Taylor, Lawrence, KS Christa Thurman and Arsenio Sala, Geneva, IL Henry and Jessica Townsend, Washington, DC Dr. Saran Twombly, Washington, DC Marie Claire and Pierre Wagner, Washington, DC David Weinman, Washington, DC Dr. Ida M. Welsh, Mendham, NJ Dr. David L. Williams and Mrs. Karen J. Williams, Athens, OH Janney and Jean M. Wilson, Cockeysville, MD Christine Windheuser, Washington, DC Sarah and David Yerkes, Washington, DC Janet Zehr and Peter Kaufmann, Chicago, IL Anonymous Patrons

Organizations International Conference on Oriental Carpets International Cotton Advisory Committee International Hajji Baba Society International Monetary Fund Japan-America Society of Washington, DC Inc. Textile Museum Associates of Southern California Textile Museum Docents

Corporations BHP Billiton Petroleum The Boeing Company The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The Chubb Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation, Inc. Gail Martin Gallery GE Foundation Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo HP Company Foundation

Peruvian Connection Ltd. Security Energy Company SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation The Vanguard Group

Foundations Alice Shaver Foundation Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne Asian Cultural Council Blavatnik Family Foundation Carl and Nancy Gewirz Fund Catherine Hawkins Foundation The Charles Delmar Foundation The Coby Foundation, Ltd. E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Hawk Rock Foundation J. Alper Smith Fund at the Boston Foundation Furthermore, a program of The J.M. Kaplan Fund Jane and Worth B. Daniels, Jr. Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation Landmann Family Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation Margaret A. Cargill Foundation The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. The Norman Raab Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts The Rau Foundation Resnick Fund S&R Foundation The Selz Foundation The Wetsman Foundation Anonymous Foundation

Government ANC 2D District of Columbia Government D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Humanities Council of Washington, DC National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

In Kind Bruce P. Baganz and Olive W. Baganz Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Jeffrey and Fern Krauss The Washington Examiner

Shoulder cloth (detail), Indonesia, Palembang, 19th century. The TM 2011.7.1. Donated by Henry Ravenel Porcher.

In 2011, The Textile Museum received gifts in memory of the following individuals: Alan Bergstrom Viola and Henry Bergstrom Martha Baganz Richard Ettinghausen Margie Garrett Betty Lou Hummel Harold Keshishian Frederick Landmann Sidney Margolis Murad Megalli



The Textile Museum benefits enormously from the committed and talented individuals who comprise its Board of Trustees, the body responsible for museum governance. The museum’s Advisory Council, which includes collectors, dealers, museum professionals, and other experts, also supports the museum through assistance with fundraising, marketing, and other initiatives.

Board of Trustees

Bruce P. Baganz, President Cynthia Boyer, Vice President Roderick A. DeArment, Treasurer Ezra Pascal Mager, Assistant Treasurer Michael M. Seidman, Secretary Alexander D. Crary, Assistant Secretary Alastair I. Dunn Thomas Farnham Judy Brick Freedman Virginia McGehee Friend Nancy Gewirz Hannelore Grantham Frederick L. Ingham Murad Megalli* Eleanor T. Rosenfeld Stanley Owen Roth Paul Schwartz Wendel Swan Annie Hurlbut Zander

Advisory Council

Terry Adlhock William B. Bechhoefer Sylvia Bergstrom H. Kirk Brown III Julia M. Burke Melissa Burnett Dr. Young Yang Chung Sonya Clark Peter Cleary Julie Dale Jane W. Daniels Joseph P. Doherty A. Edward Elmendorf Sharon G. Fenlon Jannes Gibson Marc Grainer Sandra Hoexter R. John Howe Cheri Hunter Robert J. Joly Kirk M. Keshishian Patricia Key

Jeffrey Krauss Christine M. Kreamer Frederick Krieger Zeyneb Lange Gail Martin Jill W. Martin Eleanor McMillan Vanessa Moraga Kurt Munkacsi Mary Jo Otsea David A. Paly Vinay S. Pande Elmerina Parkman Roger S. Pratt Paul Ramsey Sheldon Rapoport George M. Rogers Jay M. Schippers Judith Alper Smith Anne Wright Wilson Jill A. Wiltse

*Murad Megalli, recipient of the 2010 Textile Museum Award of Distinction and elected to the 2011 Board of Trustees, passed away in February 2011. Despite his untimely death, Megalli’s legacy and contribution to the field of the textile arts will continue through his contribution of over 200 spectacular Central Asian ikat textiles to the museum’s collection.



Without the support of its dedicated volunteers, The Textile Museum could not present the many programs enjoyed by the public each year. By donating a total of nearly 2,300 hours of their time, these individuals—ranging from interns to docents to New Horizons Commitee members to program volunteers—represent one of the museum’s most important assets. Terry Adlhock Nosheen Amad Caroline Backlund Lauren Bailey Capie Polk Baily Matthew Banta Jeanne Barnell Jean Barnett Alison Barr Lauren Basler Sondra Bechhoefer Emily Bender Aida Beyene June Bland Carrie Brady Shelly Buring Briton Camphouse June Carmichael Leslie Carson Virginia Case Pam Causer Christine Chase Rebecca Christy Nora Cloherty Michelle Cloud Sheridan Collins Anthony Cornelious Lynda Couvillion Siobhan Dannaher Elisabeth Dansan Paul Darroch

Elizabeth Davison Susan Dichter Burke Dillon Tricia Donovan Tori Engelstad Anita Eradla Julie Evans Elisabeth French Barbara Gentile Julie Geschwind James Grahn Peggy Greenwood John Grunwell Jamie Gutierrez Jasmine Habbas Vanessa Hargrove Rebecca Haase Amy Hendricks Debra Henke Dorie Hightower Nancy Hirshbein Heather Hoagland Sandra Hoexter Summer Hornsby Sari Houston Marissa Huttinger Laura Jenkins Natalie Jones Phyllis Kane Kathy Katz Kelsey King Peter Kiss Kate Muzio Konefal Jan Konner Pam Kopp Katie Koshy Insa Kummer Lesley Langa Sharon Leiser Jan Letowski Deeni Linton Nadyn Linton Catie Maddid Ethelmary Maddox

Festival blouse, Mexico, state of Puebla, San Pablito, Otomí people, ca. 1980. The TM 2011.5.1. The Barbara Martin Starke Collection. Photo by Renee Comet.

Erissa Mann Hannah Marshall Joyce Martin Jane McCune Ruth McDiarmid Caryn Miller Nancy Mitchell Melissa Moore Pauline Morrison Hilary Naiberk Kristin Northrop Nina Olson Ethelyn Owen Andrea Owens Ellery Owens Elmerina Parkman Jessica Pavone Michelle L. Polchow Penny Pollard Michelle Provenzano Jeri Pudschun Pat Reilly Amy Rispin Catherine Rich Ruth Roush Heather Saeger

Alyssa Sanders Lindsay Sarin Linda Segal Corianne Setzer Kathleen Severens Thaissa Shives Kate Sigler Elizabeth Silber Zeynep Simavi Ann Sloatman Elayna Speight Kathryn Stevens Katie Stewart Flo Stone Wynsor Taylor Sara Tenenbaum Emily Travis Karen Travis Jessica Walton Trudy Werner Ariel Wilchek Lynora Williams Amie Wilson Margaret Yamamoto Rosalinda Yangas Steven Young Cathleen Zaret


STAFF Maryclaire Ramsey, Director Doug Maas, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Doug Anderson, Exhibition Production Technician Claire Marie Blaustein, Communications & Marketing Assistant Hyeyoon Chung, Interim Director of Retail Operations Katy Clune, Communications & Marketing Manager Anne Ennes, Associate Conservator for Collections Ingrid Faulkerson, Development Manager, Special Events Lydia Fraser, Librarian Sheila Freeman, Membership Assistant Maria Fusco, Associate Conservator for Collections Miriam Gentle, Shop Sales Assistant Tom Goehner, Curator of Education Chelsea Hick, Receptionist Cypriana Hicklen, Accounting Manager Emily Johnson, Development Assistant Kiria Kanios, Shop Sales Assistant Christopher Keshishian, Shop Sales Assistant Ana Kiss, Special Assistant to the Director Sumru Belger Krody, Senior Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections Hattie Jo Lehman, Assistant to the Curator of Education Marci Levin, Grant Researcher and Writer Esther Méthé, Chief Conservator/Margaret Wing Dodge Chair in Conservation Erveina Nichols-Fletcher, Shop Sales Assistant Aileen Pangan, Shop Sales Assistant Frank Petty, Facilities Assistant Tessa Sabol, Assistant Registrar Rachel Shabica, Registrar Patti Sheer, Shop Sales Assistant Rebecca A.T. Stevens, Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles Lee Talbot, Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections Richard Timpson, Director of Facilities & Exhibition Production Katy Uravitch, Exhibition Coordinator Eliza Ward, Development Manager Chabrina Williams, Director of Retail Operations Kibebew Wondirad, Accounting Associate Ji-Eun Yun, Shop Sales Assistant

Woman’s kimono, Japan, early 20th century. The TM 2011.2.3 Gift of Ms. Kana Johnston. Photo by Renee Comet.

TEXTILE MUSEUM RESEARCH ASSOCIATES Carol Bier, Islamic Textiles William J. Conklin, Pre-Columbian Textiles Walter B. Denny, Charles Grant Ellis Research Associate for Oriental Carpets Thomas J. Farnham, Charles Grant Ellis Archives Research Associate Michael Franses, Oriental Carpets David W. Fraser, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles Mattiebelle S. Gittinger, Southeast Asian Textiles Ann Pollard Rowe, Western Hemisphere Textiles James Trilling, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles



Statements of Financial Position DECEMBER 31 2011 2010 Assets Cash and cash equivalents Investments Promises to give Account receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets Inventory Property and equipment Collection

$ 610,299 $ 13,389,494 $ 68,380 $ 288,365 $ 116, 277 $ 111,903 $ 801,699

$ 602,517 $ 14,256,816 $ 119,146

Total assets

$ 15,386,417

$ 16,051,745

Liabilities and Net Assets Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred revenue

$ 167,499 $ 61,949

$ 162,608 $ 129,625

Total liabilities

$ 229,448

$ 292,233

Net assets Unrestricted Available for operations Net investments in property and equipment Deficit in endowment funds

$ 4,260,258 $ 801,699 ($ 405,524)

$ 3,707,078 $ 874,895 ( $ 22,543)

Total unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted

$ 4,656,433 $ 2,523,965 $ 7,976,571

$ 4,559,430 $ 3,213,322 $ 7,986,760

Total net assets

$ 15,156,969

$ 15,759,512

Total liabilities and net assets

$ 15,386,417

$ 16,051,745

This financial information was derived from audited financial statements. For a complete copy of these statements, please call Doug Maas, chief financial and administrative officer, at (202) 667-0441, ext. 41.

$ 93,060 $ 105,311 $ 874,895



2011 2010 Unrestricted Temporarily Permanently Total Total Restricted Restricted

Statements of Activities

REVENUE AND SUPPORT Gifts and contributions Operating investment return Museum shop Contributed goods & services Membership dues Travel Tours Government grants Other income

$ 1,408,030 $ 790,372 $ 436,420 $ 192,318 $ 164,575 $ 139,136 $ 116,784 $102,889

$ 1,177,227 $ 810,914 $ 423,580 $ 63,246 $ 150,606 $ 148,180 $ 404,645 $ 144,471

$ 3,350,524

$ 3,322,869

$ 3,350,524

$ 3,322,869

$ 362,340 $ 263,984 $ 229,535 $ 188,462 $ 174,757 $ 127,708 $ 115,015 $ 26,612 $ 24,069

$ 362,340 $ 263,984 $ 229,535 $ 188,462 $ 174,757 $ 127,708 $ 115,015 $ 26,612 $ 24,069

$ 365,796 $ 304,789 $ 291,983 $ 193,477 $ 183,354 $ 119,760 $ 149,692 $ 15,240 $26,061

$ 1,5112,482

$ 1,512,482

$ 1,650,152

Supporting services Administration Facilities Development Membership

$ 814,000 $ 473,713 $ 295,275 $ 88,637

$ 814,000 $ 473,713 $ 295,275 $ 88,637

$ 726,242 $ 540,500 $ 316,007 $ 100,129

Total supporting services Total expense

$ 1,671,625 $ 3,184,107

$ 1,671,625 $ 3,184,107

$ 1,682,878 $ 3,333,030

Change in net assets from operations Gain on sale of property Non-operating investment return

$ 191,619 $ 288,365 ($ 382,981)

($ 10,161)

($ 664,155)

($ 10,189)

$ 166,417 $ 288,365 ($ 1,057,325)

$ 352,147

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS Net assets, beginning of year

$ 97,003 $ 4,559,430

($ 689,357) $ 3,213,322

($ 10,189) ($ 7,986,760)

($ 602,543) $ 15,759,512

$ 341,986 $ 15,417,526


$ 4,656,433

$ 2,523,965

$ 7,976,571

$ 15,156,969

$ 15,759,512

Net assets released from restrictions Satisfaction of program restrictions Expiration of time restrictions Total revenue and support EXPENSE Program services Museum Shop Eastern Hemisphere Communications and Marketing Conservation Education Collections Management Contemporary Western Hemisphere Library Total program services

$ 1,096,133 $ 372 $ 436,420 $ 192,318 $ 164,575 $ 139,136 $ 107,044 $ 102,889

$ 311,897 $ 790,00

$ 2,238,887

$ 1,111,637

$ 883,618 $ 253,221

($ 883,618) ($ 253,221)

$ 3,375,726

($ 25,202)

$ 9,740

($ 25,202)


Cover images, clockwise; A young visitor in the Textile Learning Center. Photo by Emily Travis. Woman’s coat (detail), China, late 19th century. The TM 1993.15.1. Photo by Renee Comet; Dancers at the Mid-Winter Central Asian Family Festival. Photo by Alfredo Flores; Kilim (detail), Western or Central Anatolia, late 19th century. The TM 2011.10.2. Gift of Dennis Dodds and Zinaida Vaganova. Photo by Renée Comet.; Guests at the Weaving Abstraction opening reception. Photo by Kevin Allen; Detail of chief’s tunic or cape (kinzembe), D.R. Congo or Angola, 19th century. The TM 1962.1.14. Museum Purchase. Photo by Renée Comet; Public program highlighting the textile arts of the Sultanate of Oman. Photo by Emily Travis; Fragment of a hanging or cover (detail), China, mid 19th century. The TM 51.30. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1940. Photo by Renée Comet; Shigeo Kubota and TM Curator Lee Talbot with Kubota’s work Shape of Green II. Photo by Kyle Sampteron. This page: Visitors in Weaving Abstraction. Photo by Kevin Allen.


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The Textile Museum 2011 Annual Report  

The Textile Museum 2011 Annual Report

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