The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles

The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles is an independent Centre situated within Goldsmiths, University of London. Our mission is to become a leading international Resource and Research Centre for the study, promotion and dissemination of the collections we hold. We aim to capitalize on our unique position as the only Research and Resource Centre within a University environment that exclusively documents, promotes and fosters the pioneering history of textiles at Goldsmiths from the 1940s to the present day. We work with our alumni, contemporary practitioners, museologists, curators, writers, performers, oral historians, anthropologists and technologists on the generation, presentation and promotion of textiles as a primary source of cultural knowledge and heritage in the UK, and internationally. We do this through an exploration of historical and contemporary textile practices throughout the globe.

The Centre provides a distinctive resource for multi-faceted research from many different perspectives. Goldsmiths students, academic staff, researchers, friends and members of the public can use the Centre for the purposes of their own research and learning and teaching needs. We also welcome approaches by commercial organizations.

Principal investigator
Professor Janis Jefferies
Principal project staff
Professor Janis Jefferies
Start date
Friday, February 1, 2002
Completion date
Saturday, January 1, 2005