Check out the website of the East Indies Museum: It shows Arts of the East with a special colourful gallery on textiles.

"Textiles Close Up: Asia in Amsterdam at the Peabody Essex Museum". Join the Textile Society of America for an exploration of the sumptuous Indian, Chinese and Japanese textiles imported to Europe by the VOC (Dutch East India Company). The exhibit will run from 27 February 2016 to 5 June 2016. A special study tour will be held on 2 April 2016.

The Textile Society of America is offering a rare opportunity to study the exquisitely crafted weavings of the Zo people of South and Southeast Asia in "Textiles Close Up: Chin Weaving at the Philadelphia Museum of Art" on 26 February 2016.

The 10th International Shibori Symposium "Shibori, Ikat, and Sustainability: Land, Culture, and People" will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico. from 6 - 29 November 2016. For more information visit, please visit

The Textile Society of Hong Kong (TSHK) has been disbanded, but a newsletter named Textiles Asia Newsletter has been launched by Bonnie Corwin, the previous editor of the TSHK newsletter. The newsletter is published three times a year. For more information, write: "Textiles Asia", P. O. Box 423, General Post Office, Hong Kong.

The National Textile Museum, 26 Jalan Sultan Hishamudin, Kuala Lumpur, has re-opened after being closed for several years. It is located in the corner building next to the historic Sultan Abdul Samad building across from the Dataran Merdeka.

Textile-happy visitors to Bangkok are strongly encouraged to keep an eye on the activities of the Thai Textile Society. This is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the study and appreciation of textiles, with particular emphasis on the textiles of Thailand and Southeast Asia. Membership is open to all textile enthusiasts. Many meetings are held on the premises of Bangkok's Siam Society. Visitors are welcome.

Washington DC's Textile Museum has moved to The George Washington University, becoming the cornerstone of a new museum at GW. Their new on-campus location allows them to integrate the textile arts into the university curriculum. The affiliation also means a new home for the museum's collections in a state-of-the-art collections and conservation center.