About CTR

The Danish National Research Foundation founded the Centre for Textile Research (CTR) in 2005, and today it is a research centre integrated at the Saxo institute at the University of Copenhagen.

Back row from the left: Line Maria Mørch, Ciara Spinazzi-Lucchesi, Morten Grymer-Hansen, Eva Anderson Strand, Corinne Mühlemann, Magali Berthon, Rachele Pierini
Front row from the left: Mathilde Sonne, Elsa Yvanez, Maria Mossakowska, Pernille Højfeld Nielsen, Anine Aakjær Jensen
Not on the picture: Marie-Louise Nosch, Susanne Lervad, Ulla Lund Hansen, Ulrikka Mokdad, Signe Vind, Emma Filippa Eckerlid

Since its inception, the CTR has focused firmly on textile history and archaeology via substantial research programmes, as well as via 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. The scientific mission of the CTR is to:

  • Promote, expand and consolidate textile research in the academic world
  • 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 all scientists to include the area of textiles in their research

Since 2017 the CTR leader is senior associated professor Eva Andersson Strand who together with Susanne Lervad and Dr Rachele Pierini forms the CTR management group.

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