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William J. Conklin

Architect, Archaeologist and Research Associate

The Textile Museum

HQ Phone: (202) 667-0441

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The Textile Museum

2320 S Street Nw

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20008

United States

Company Description

Established in 1925 by George Hewitt Myers, The Textile Museum is an international center for the exhibition, study, collection and preservation of the textile arts. The Museum explores the role that textiles play in the daily and ceremonial life of indiv ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Research Associate

Field Museum

President of the New York Chapter

American Institute of Architects

Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation

Columbia University

Research Associate

Institute of Andean Studies


Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow
Center for Advanced Study

Conklin Costantin Architects LLP


Bachelor of Arts degree , cum laude

Doane College

Master of Architecture degree

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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Latin America | Southern Perspectives [cached]

'Andean solutions to the most fundamental, physical and mechanical problems of daily life, as well as those of communication and ideology, were sought, conceived and executed through resource to technologies based on the engineering of fibres.'[49] According to William Conklin 'tension was the Inca way.

The "incredible fact," in the view of William J. Conklin, architect, archaeologist and research associate at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C, is that "weaving was invented for what we might call 'conceptual art'-to communicate meaning-and only afterward was it used for clothing.
[60] Conklin, William. 2008. The Culture of Chavin Textiles. In Chavin: Art, Architecture, and Culture, edited by W. Conklin and J. Quilter, 261-278. Los Angeles: Costen Institute of Archaeology, University of California.

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William J Conklin, Pre-Columbian Textiles

"Textiles are held together by tension," ... [cached]

"Textiles are held together by tension," William Conklin, a research associate at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. told me. "And they exploited that tension with amazing inventiveness and precision."

ARC -- AYNI Conference, Speakers [cached]

William J Conklin

William J Conklin is a Research Associate at the Textile Museum in Washington and was recently The Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in the National Gallery. He is also currently a Vice President of ARC and an architect.

Digital photographs of artifacts ... [cached]

Digital photographs of artifacts accompanying the mummy, including shawl pins, statuettes, and clothing, were sent to Bill Conklin, research associate at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., for comments that were posted on the site.

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