The TAC Newsletter

The bi-annual TAC Newsletter features in-depth articles by the textile Curators and Conservators at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, as well as other articles and news of interest to members and to the greater Bay Area textile community and beyond.

The newsletter is published twice per year. As a benefit of membership, TAC members receive each newly released newsletter 6 months in advance of being posting here.

Vol. 36, No. 2

Fall 2021

From the TAC Chair by Shirley Juster; Conservation Updates! by Sarah Gates, Head Conservator, Textile Conservation; Upcoming Gallery Rotation: To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection by Laura L. Camerlengo, Associate Curator of Costume and Textile Arts.

Vol. 36, No. 1

Winter/Spring 2021

From the TAC Chair by Shirley Juster; Piecing History: The Brown and Mitchell Quilt by Laura Camerlengo, Associate Curator of Costume and Textile Arts; A Little Goes a Long Way: A Padding Project for Costume Storage by Laura Garcia-Vedrenne, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textiles Conservation and Trish Daly, Textile Conservation Lab volunteer; In Memory of B. Diane Mott.

Vol. 35, No. 2

Fall 2020

Amercian Quilts Up Close by Laura Camerlengo, Associate Curator of Costume and Textile Arts; Preventative Conservation Prevails During Lockdown by Laura G. Garcia-Vedrenne, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textiles Conservation and Julie McInnis, Collections Care Specialist; From the TAC Chair by Shirley Juster.

Vol. 35, No. 1

Winter 2019-20

Textile Arts Council Endowment Fund Supports the Major Acquisition of Contemporary African American Quilts by Jill D’Alessandro, Curator in Charge of Costume and Textile Arts; From the TAC Chair by Shirley Juster; News from the Textile Conservation Lab: A Brand New Bag By Trish Daly, Textile Conservation Lab volunteer.

Vol. 34, No. 2

Fall 2019

New Acquisitions: Spotlight on Contemporary Fiber Art by Jill D’Alessandro, Curator in Charge of Costume and Textile Arts; From the TAC Chair by Shirley Juster; Adelle Kincell Prepares Fashion Dolls for Photography by Jennifer Nieling, Costume Mounting Assistant, Textile Conservation; Jan Langdon – A Weaver’s Weaver by Deborah Corsini;  

Vol. 34, No. 1

Winter 2018-19

Symposium Summary: Faith, Fashion, Identity: Contemporary Muslim Styles by Laura L. Camerlengo, Associate Curator of Costume and Textile Arts; From the Chair by Shirley Juster;  News from the Conservation Lab.

Vol. 33, No. 2

Fall 2018

Curatorial Overview: Contemporary Muslim Fashions By Jill D’Alessandro, Curator in Charge, Costume and Textile Arts, and Laura L. Camerlengo, Associate Curator, Costume and Textile Arts; News from the Conservation Lab: Same structure, a century apart, divergent images by Sarah Gates Head Conservator, Textile Conservation; From the TAC Chair by Leslee Budge; In Memory of Barbara Beckmann.

Vol. 33, No. 1

Winter 2017-18

Fashioning Fans By Laura L. Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts; News from the Conservation Lab: A Closer Look at Two Maori Cloaks by Anne Getts, Associate Conservator, Costume & Textile Arts; From the Chair by Leslee Budge.

Vol. 32 No. 2

Fall 2017

Diversity Abounds: Recent Gifts to the Collection by Jill D’Alessandro, Curator of Costume and Textile Arts and Laura Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts; News from the Conservation Lab: Venus goes to Paris! by Sarah Gates, Textiles Conservator; From the TAC Chair by Leslee Budge.

Vol. 32, No. 1

Winter 2016-17

Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions by Laura L. Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts; Stitching a New Paradigm: Dress Codes of the Counterculture by Jill D'Alessandro, Curator of Costume and Textile Arts; From the TA Chair by Leslee Budge; In Memory: Maria Starr.