Costume and Textile Association

About Us

The C&TA was established in 1989 and members, through our activities have raised the profile of the Norwich Museum Service collection. More importantly over 100,000 of C&TA funds has enabled the Museum Service to enrich and expand their collections and further develop visitor facilities.

A programme of events throughout the year brings together like minded friends. We hold talks and workshops and visit exhibitions locally and nationally. Displays will often be enlivened by costumes and textiles from the C&TAs resource collection and privately owned collections. Two newsletters each year offer interesting articles, information about exhibitions and listings of both C&TA and Museum events.

We work collaboratively with many heritage and craft organisations to keep alive the skills and traditions of the textile industry today. We also seek to showcase the work of contemporary crafts people whose inspiration comes from our local heritage.

C&TA Mission Statement

The C&TA is an independent charity seeking to promote the unique costume and textile collection of the Norfolk Museums Service.

Aims; The C&TA aims to:

  • raise funds to enrich and expand the Museum collection through a varied programme of events and activities
  • actively engage with both members and the wider community to promote a deeper and wider understanding of the role of textiles in the past, present and future development of Norwich and Norfolk
  • publicise the Museum collection currently held at The Costume and Textile Study Centre in Market Avenue, Norwich

To find out more about our events go to the Forthcoming Events and Events  pages.

Vanessa Trevelyn

Vice Presidents:
Helen Hoyte MBE
Jean Smith
Derek James

Committee Members

Joy Evitt
Joy Evitt

Teresa Moseley

Secretary & website
Pauline White

Barbara Coe

Resource Collection
Isobel Auker

Volunteer Coordinator
Jenny Daniels

Membership Secretary
Bee Eno

Publicity & Archivist
Bernadette Bagg

Data Coordinator
Kate Parkin

Committee member
Pippa Lacey

Committee member
Heather Harris

Committee member
Mandy Jackson 

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Registered Charity number: 1000730


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