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The Pasold Research Fund Mission Statement

The Pasold Fund promotes and supports research on textile history, broadly defined, including the history of dress and the history of fashion.

It does this by giving financial assistance to researchers, by organising and supporting conferences and workshops and by publishing a monograph series and a major journal, Textile History.

The Fund is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

The Pasold Research Fund was established in 1964 by Eric W. Pasold OBE, whose special interest was the history of knitting. Its work was developed and extended by Kenneth G. Ponting as Research Director from 1967 to 1983, and by his successors, Negley B. Harte (Director from 1983 to 1997), Mary B. Rose (Director from 1997 to 2006), and Pat Hudson (Director from 2006 to 2010).

The Fund is currently directed by Professor Stana Nenadic, The University of Edinburgh
She is assisted by Mrs Steph Knox.

Trustees: London School of Economics and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Governors: Professor Pat Hudson (Chair), Mr Donald Anderson OBE, Professor Christopher Breward, Dr Mary Brooks, Ms Clare Browne, Professor Janet Hunter, Sir Geoffrey Owen, Professor Tirthankar Roy, Dr Katie Scott, Professor Richard Wilson.

Members: Dr Sarah Cheang; Mr Dundas Hamilton CBE; Dr Negley Harte, Dr Miles Lambert, Professor Beverly Lemire (International Member), Dr Lesley Miller, Dr David Mitchell, Dr Pam Parmal (International Member), Dr Philip Sykas, Dr Laura Ugolini, Ms Ruby Way, Professor Evelyn Welch, Professor Giorgio Riello.

Director: Professor Stana Nenadic.

Company Secretary and Treasurer: Dr John Malin.

The Pasold Research Fund is a registered charity (no.234298). The Pasold Research Fund Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee. Registered Company No. 796266.

All enquiries to: Professor Stana Nenadic

c/o Mrs Steph Knox, Pasold Research Fund, Research and KE Office, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, The University of Edinburgh, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, United Kingdom.
E-mail Mrs Steph Knox at  or contact the Pasold Research Fund's Director, Prof. Stana Nenadic at