In this section you will find information reserved for ETN members only. We provide our members with a database, a calendar, the list of current members and some information about the European Textile Routes project,. Some parts are still under construction.
> Current members
The purpose of ETN is to connect people interested in textiles with each other and to promote cooperation. Our network is based on solidarity and collegiality.
In order to create links between the members, all ETN members undertake to give other members access to their names, their country, their e-mail address and their areas of expertise. This basic data and more voluntarily published data of our members are available for ETN members only. The section "current members" is the ETN membership lists and is updated at all times.
In our calendar we try our utmost to publish textile relevant events in a timeline format. This service will be available for ETN members only and is still under construction.
Since ETN was founded in 1991, thousands of textile-related contacts have been gathered over the years. The database contains addresses of museums, galleries, universities, training centers, research laboratories, workshops, funding agencies and many other institutions in Europe and overseas.
Because many addresses are no longer up to date, the entire data set must be revised before it is integrated on this new ETN website. This task will take some more time - we kindly ask for your understanding. The result will be available for ETN members only.
> European textile routes
"European Textile Routes" is a project that ETN carried out between 1999 and 2003 with the aim to link textile cultural heritage to contemporary textile production in art, crafts and industry, and to strenghen the cultural identity of European textile regions.
In 1999, the Secretariat of the European Textile Network and its co-organisers recieved a European Commission grant from funds made available under the 1999 Raphael programme. This funding inspired ten partners in nine countries to complete a long-wanted pilot project of ten virtual textile routes. The museums involved in the project managed to win between 20 and 23 further project partners in their own countries or regions. In 2002, thanks to further funding from the "Culture 2000" EU programme, the project was expanded to include other important countries and regions. The result was an online platform on which over 500 stations were available, as well as the publication of two brochures. The online version is no longer available, but a PDF version contains the status from the 1999 and 2003 brochures. Available for ETN members only.