TM – interim director


The Textile Museum, Washington DC, has just announced an interim director W. Richard West. He has been founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian for 17 years, where he retired in 2007.

Statement regarding US embargo


The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has signed a bill that prohibits the import of Iranian handmade carpets. Label STEP, a Swiss based organization promoting fair trade with handmade carpets – and ORIA – an American based, National Trade Association promoting the interests of the Oriental Rug Trade – appeal to the U.S. Government to exclude…

Jozan Magazine is now on Facebook


Jozan Magazine has been on Facebook for a month and we are quite excited about this way to connect with Jozan’s readers and friends. Facebook users can connect with Jozan by clicking on the “Like” button on our Facebook page.  With Jozan  included in your Facebook news feed, you’ll be kept up to date with all announcements made on the Jozan Magazine Facebook…

Michael Franses to recieve Georg Hewitt Myers Award


The Textile Museum announced yesterday that Michael Franses, renowned textile publisher and scholar, has been chosen as the 2010 recipient of the museum’s George Hewitt Myers Award. Franses will be honored with the Myers Award at an event held at the Residence of the Turkish Embassy on Thursday, October 14, 2010. “Perhaps no one else alive…