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About the CTR



In 2005-2016, the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research (CTR) focuses on textile history. This is being realised via substantial research programmes, as well as via the research training of young scholars, and a variety of activities connected with textile history involving universities, museums and design schools. The CTR organises seminars, conferences and courses in textile history on all academic levels.

CTR is located at the University of Copenhagen/SAXO Institute and at the National Museum of Denmark. 

The designated leader is Professor Marie-Louise Nosch. The project managers are archaeologists Ulla Mannering, Eva Andersson and Karin Margarita Frei. The scientific mission of the CTR is to promote, expand and consolidate textile research in the academic world and:

  • Establish a visible and explicit research profile with national and international references, setting new standards for future textile research.
  • Explore and consolidate international textile knowledge.
  • Achieve new results by conducting scientific programmes in new research fields, and by inspiring young scientists to include the area of textiles in their research.

The overarching theme to be explored in the period between 2010 and 2016 is the connection between textile, environment and society in the 1st and 2nd millennium BC. This question will be explored via two research programs with sub projects and affiliated PhD projects.

From 2010 CTR is hosted by the SAXO institute, University of Copenhagen and the National Museum of Denmark.