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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

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

Governors: Mr Donald Anderson OBE  (Chair);  Professor Christopher Breward; Dr Mary Brooks; Ms Clare Browne; Dr Alejandra Irigoin; Professor Lesley Miller; Professor Stana Nenadic; Mr Colin Purvis; Professor Catherine Richardson; Professor Tirthankar Roy; Professor John Styles.

Director: Dr Bethan Bide.

Company Secretary and Treasurer: Dr Christine Boydell.

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: Dr Bethan Bide, at or