Tapestry: A Guide to Information Sources
Courtney A. Shaw, Ph.D.

Tapestry: A Guide to Information Sources was compiled and annotated by Courtney Ann Shaw and is reproduced here with the compiler’s generous permission.

The Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies thanks Dr. Shaw for sharing her work through this website and makes no claim regarding the coverage or completeness of the information. All inquiries should be addressed to shawc@si.edu.

The Gloria F. Ross Center, founded in 1997, fosters the creative practice and cultural study of tapestry is located in the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. It is a private, non-profit research institute and educational foundation established. Support for it comes from grants and gifts from private foundations and individual donors, Associates Program members, and in-kind contributions from volunteers and collaborative organizations. Research projects and public programs address the art of traditional and contemporary tapestry, hand-woven in many societies from ancient to modern times. They encourage the scholarly understanding and public appreciation of tapestries. Their activities include: conducting active interdisciplinary research; organizing and supporting artistic, historical, and cultural programs; honoring scholarly excellence in research, publication, exhibition, and teaching; and collaborating with other organizations and individuals with similar goals.

The Center maintains a specialized, non-circulating library of tapestry-related books, periodicals, and ephemera, as well as growing artists' files and photograph, videotape and audiotape collections. The Gloria F. Ross Archives include records of more than three decades of tapestry making by Gloria F. Ross and her associates. These research files are available to visitors by advance appointment.

The GFR Center neither collects nor owns tapestries.
Its website provides links to other tapestry sites.


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