Carolyn Jenkinson

Carolyn Jenkinson

Curator of Collections, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Center for Design and Material Culture
1235H Nancy Nicholas Hall
608-262-3606

Carolyn earned her BA from Indiana University-Bloomington and her master’s degree in Design Studies with concentrations in textile history, material culture studies, and museum studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Some of Carolyn’s research interests include Latin American textiles, hand-manufactured textile techniques and embellishments, museum anthropology, and textile conservation. As weaver, dyer, and seamstress, Carolyn combines her academic and museum interests in historical textiles with her love of hands on fiber arts practices.