The Material Collection
The material collection is centred around
- prized Constance Howards personal and
textilesthe Centre in 2000.
which she donated to - many Her
invaluable teaching notes and experimental
samplesby her students at created Goldsmiths
from the late 1940s to her retirement in 1975 are
Elements within the donation represent a landmark in the
history of British twentieth century textile art. It
tells a unique and distinctive story of creative risk and
The collection continues to grow.
- Since 2002 there have been substantial donations
from Sheila Fraser (2000), Francesca Palmer (2002) and
Christine Risley (2003), all of whom contribute to the
unique story contained within the Centre.
- Contemporary alumni, Alicia Felderbaum
(1996), Saturo Aoyama (1998), Michiko Ishikawa (1997) and
f.marquespenteado (2002) have left new gems. Their work
reflects a fresh and culturally diverse contemporary art
textile in both material and digital form. This enhances
the legacy and continues the Goldsmiths story into the
- The 62 Group and Fibre Art group have
housed their archives in the Centre.
- Diana Keays project Gathering
Decoration and Construction of European Folk Costume
in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and
Greece, was researched during her Churchill Travelling
Fellowship (1984) and is now housed alongside the
Centres East European artefacts and books.
Copyright and permitted uses
The images and metadata presented in the Constance
Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles are
copyright of Goldsmiths College, University of London,
Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in
Textiles. They may be used for private research and study
purposes only. They must not be copied or amended in any
way without first gaining the permission of the copyright
holder. Enquires regarding reproduction should be sent to
the address below.
More records are constantly being added to the
Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles
collection database. We make every effort to ensure that
these records are accurate, and we apologise for any
errors which may have unwittingly occurred. The Constance
Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles would be
pleased to receive any information or suggestions which
would enhance these records. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any comments or queries.