For the duration of the last three decades I have worked as a textile historian and independent scholar.
The chosen path for my education in textile history is rare and based on a symbiosis of practical textile training within the Swedish Handicraft Association, theoretical work and academic studies primarily in the humanity subjects. Through the years I have completed further theoretical research in European collections, first and foremost in the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries. Added with textile experiments – in the areas of historical weaving, dyeing, needlework, knitting, plaiting and lace – so in the best possible way be able to develop new contexts for questions related to my work.
Since 1990 I work as a Researcher and Editorial Secretary at The IK Foundation – an international, independent learned organisation for promoting Natural & Cultural history. Recently (2014-2018) as one of the participants in the ongoing project The BRIDGE BUILDER EXPEDITIONS – North America, Russia/Kazakhstan & Spitsbergen.
Married with two children – in their 20s.
Fellow of The Linnean Society of London (FLS), since 2000.
Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, since 2001
iFellowship in The IK Workshop Society, since 2007.
Member of the Textile Society, UK, since 2012.
Book launches, seminars & conferences (last 10 years, selection of)
– Presentation at the seminar “Johan Peter Falck in Russia, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan”, Astana, Kazakhstan, 6 June 2017 (Johan Peter Falck’s Textile Observations from 1763 to 1774 – Trade in Fabric, Natural Dyes and Fur).
– Presentation at the two-day conference “Rococo in Scandinavia”, French Embassy Copenhagen, 30-31 May 2017 (Rococo and East India Influences at a Swedish Manor House in 1758).
– Presentation at Centre for Textile Research, Saxo Institute, Copenhagen University, 19 April 2017: of the book TEXTILIA LINNAEANA – Global 18th century Textile Traditions & Trade.
– Book launch at Majgren’s Bookbinders, Copenhagen, 2 March 2017: TEXTILIA LINNAEANA – Global 18th century Textile Traditions & Trade.
– Book launch at Christinehof Manor House, 28 April 2016: Katalog över Högestads & Christinehofs Fideikommiss – Historiska Arkiv, Piperska Handlingar No. 3.
– Seminar – “The Return of the Linnaeus Apostles…” Andrakammaresalen, Riksdagshuset in Stockholm, 22 November 2012. [Participant in the presentation of the complete set of 11 books/8 volumes]
– ”A Global History of Linnaean Science, 1750-1820”. International workshop at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, 12 October 2012.
– Seminar, Whitby Museum, September 2011: “History of Fishing on the North Sea Coast”.
– Seminar, Whitby Museum, March 2009: “Anglo-Saxons on the North-East Coast”.
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