Staff bio: Zoe A. Perkins, textile conservator

By | January 1, 2015
Zoe Perkins

Zoe Perkins

In addition to her role as textile conservator, Zoe A. Perkins has curated more than 45 exhibitions created from the Museum’s collection. She will co-curate Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 (2017) with Genevieve Cortinovis, the assistant curator of decorative arts and design. She recently curated Textiles: Politics and Patriotism (2016), The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs (2016), and From Caravans to Courts: Textiles from the Silk Road (2016). Perkins, who started with the Art Museum in 1979, holds a graduate degree in Clothing and Textile Science, with an emphasis in historic textile conservation from Kansas State University. She has published on a variety of conservation topics in national and international journals, and is the author of Textiles from the Collection.

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