ABOUT


MISSION STATEMENT

The North American Textile Conservation Conference was founded as an international forum to share research, theory and practice in the field of textile conservation, and foster collaboration. This is achieved by holding a biennial conference with training sessions and presentations, and disseminating the conference papers to participants, and the wider conservation and museum communities.

The North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) was founded in 1994. As stated in the group's Bylaws, the purposes of the NATCC are to improve the quality of textile conservation through discussion of current practices and research by organizing a biennial conference and publishing the papers presented at the biennial conference. These Preprints are distributed to the conference attendees. Preprints are also made available to the wider museum community.

NATCC was incorporated in the State of New York as a non-profit corporation in July of 2001 and received its 501(c)(3) status from the IRS in 2002. The NATCC has evolved into an inclusive organization whose conferences are planned by a rotating Board of Directors of twelve textile conservators, textile scientists and curators from throughout North America.


CURRENT BOARD

Caterina Florio
Caterina Florio

Board Member Since 2017
Canadian Museum of History
Canada

Christine Giuntini
Christine Giuntini

Board Member Since 2007
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA

Gretchen Guidess
Gretchen Guidess

Board Member Since 2019
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
USA

Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden

Board Member Since 2017
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
USA

Iliana López Salado
Iliana López Salado

Board Member Since 2018
Textile Conservator in Private Practice,
Greater Seattle Area
USA

Hector Manuel Meneses Lozano
Hector Manuel Meneses Lozano

Board Member Since 2009
Museo Textil de Oaxaca
México

Denise Kriefer Migdail
Denise Krieger Migdail

Board Member Since 2013
Asian Art Museum
USA

Elizabeth Shaeffer
Elizabeth Shaeffer

Board Member Since 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA

Sarah C. Stevens
Sarah C. Stevens

Board Member Since 2009
New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, Peebles Island Resource Center Zephyr Preservation Studio
USA

Howard Sutcliff
Howard Sutcliffe

Board Member Since 2014
Detroit Institute of Arts River Region Costume and Textile Conservation
USA

Joel Thompson
Joel Thompson

Board Member Since 2015
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
USA

Past Board

Deborah Bede
Minnesota Historical Society
Stillwater Textile Conservation Studio
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2002

Julia Burke
National Gallery of Art
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2007

Sarah Confer
Práctica independiente
Canada
Years active: 2011 - 2013

Emilia Cortes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA
Years active: 2002 - 2018

Linda Eaton
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2002

Shannon Elliott
Royal Ontario Museum & University of Toronto
Canada
Years active: 2005 - 2011

Patricia Ewer
Biltmore House
Textile Objects Conservation
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2002

Lilian Garcia-Alonso
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico
Years active: 2017

Joy Gardiner
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
USA
Years active: 2003 - 2017

Judith Gómez González
Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH
Mexico
Years active: 2005 - 2007

Susan Heald
National Museum of the American Indian
USA
Years active: 2005 - 2009

Claudia Iannuccilli
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
USA
Years active: 2003 - 2015

Michaela Keyserlink
Institut canadien de conservation (CCI)
Canada
Years active: 1997

Yadin Larochette
Larochette Textile Conservation
USA
Years active: 2013 - 2015

Sharon Little
Foundation Little/Ragusich
Canada
Years active: 2009

Catherine C. McLean
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2000

Susan Anne Mathisen
Conservation Center
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
USA
Years active: 2002 - 2003

Jane Merritt
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2000

Esther Méthé
The Textile Museum
USA
Years active: 2007 - 2019

Chris Paulocik
The Costume Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2002

Sara Reiter
Philadelphia Museum of Art
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2005

Rosa Lorena Román Torres
Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauranción, y Museografía
"Manuel del Castillo Negrete". INAH-SEP
Mexico
Years active: 2003 - 2018

Susan Schmalz
Conservation Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
USA
Years active: 2002 - 2003

Gwen Spicer
Spicer Art Conservation
USA
Years active: 2003 - 2005

Beth Szuhay
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
USA
Years active: 2007 - 2015

Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History
Kenneth E. Behring Center
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2007

Deborah Lee Trupin
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Peebles Island Resource Center
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2005

Cara Varnell
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Conservator in private practice
USA
Years active: 1997 - 2000

Jan Vuori
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
Canada
Years active: 2000 - 2003

FAQs

How do I become a member?
NATCC is not a membership organization, it is a non-profit corporation whose mission is "to improve the quality of textile conservation through discussion of current practices and research by organizing a biennial conference and publishing the papers presented at the biennial conference."

How do I attend a conference?
Simply register for the conference. You can register online by going to the Upcoming Conference menu and clicking on "advance registration" or you can register in person at the conference.

Is there a discount for early registration to the conference?
Yes. Click on the "Registration" tab under the Upcoming Conference menu for details.

How can I submit a paper for the conference?
Submissions can be made during the Call for Papers, usually the summer of the previous year before the upcoming conference.

How do I donate to the organization?
Go to the About NATCC drop down menu and click on the "Donations" tab.

If I donate to the organization where will my money go?
Donations support the biennial conference. Specific donations to sponsor a speaker or help support a specific event at the conference, such as a coffee break or reception can also be made. Please contact the NATCC via email: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Can I get preprints from past conferences?
Preprints from past conferences can be purchased from the website.
Simply go to the Publications tab and a drop down menu will lead you to the order form on the "Pre-Prints" tab. Preprints can also be purchased at the conference.

The 1997 Conference Preprints can be purchased only from CCI via their bookstore website: https://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/bookstore/index-e.cfm.

For further inquires, please send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.