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The Textile Museum Staff

John Wetenhall, Director
Doug Maas, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Administration and Finance
Ana Kiss, Special Assistant to the Director
Kibebew Wondirad, Accountant

Arthur D. Jenkins Library
Lydia Fraser, Librarian

Collections Management
Rachel Shabica, Registrar
Tessa Lummis, Assistant Registrar
Chelsea Hick, Registration Technician

Communications and Marketing
Chita Middleton, Communications and Marketing Associate

Esther Méthé, Chief Conservator/Margaret Wing Dodge Chair in Conservation
Maria Fusco, Associate Conservator for Collections
Angela Duckwall, Associate Conservator for Collections

Eliza Ward, Director of Development
Kate Konefal, Development Manager
Sheila Freeman, Membership Assistant and Receptionist
Emily Johnson, Development Associate

Eastern Hemisphere Collections
Sumru Belger Krody, Senior Curator
Lee Talbot, Curator
Monika Hirschbichler, Exhibition Coordinator

Tom Goehner, Curator of Education

Facilities and Exhibition Production
Richard Timpson, Director of Facilities and Exhibition Production
Doug Anderson, Exhibition Production Technician
Frank Petty, Facilities Assistant

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 Rowe, Western Hemisphere Textiles
James Trilling, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles
Rebecca A.T. Stevens, Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles

The Textile Museum Shop
Chabrina Williams, Director of Retail Operations
Miriam Gentle, Sales Assistant
Erveina Nichols-Fletcher, Sales Assistant
Kimberly Lightner, Sales Assistant
Jessica Kern, Sales Assistant


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