Textile Resource Center
The Textile Resource Center (TRC), part of SAIC's network of Special Collections, offers a hands-on study collection of global textiles dating from pre-Columbian to contemporary times to the SAIC community. Visitors engage with textiles and books reflecting the broad array of materials, processes, patterns, designs, approaches, and cultures representing innovative historical and contemporary textile practices, as well as exploring conceptual approaches in the making of textiles throughout the world.
Opening in 2013, with the Fiber and Material Studies departmental book collection and the world textile and book collections of Professors Emeritae Joan Livingstone and Anne Wilson, the TRC collection has continued to grow in size and scope, currently holding over 500 textile objects and more than 2,000 books non-circulating books and magazines exploring individual artists, processes, materials, contemporary fiber, critical theory and global textile histories.
The SAIC Community can explore the TRC’s textile and book collection online through our digital collections. TRC collections require SAIC login.