Julia Brennan

Founder of Caring For Textiles

Julia M. Brennan has worked in the field of textile conservation since 1985. Her company, Caring For Textiles, founded in 1996, is based in Washington, D.C. She is passionately committed to conservation outreach and the protection of cultural property, and providing stakeholders with sustainable skills. Since 2000, she has led multiple textile and preventative conservation workshops in Bhutan, Madagascar, Algeria, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, in museums, monasteries, and community based collections. From 2008-2018 she served as senior consultant for the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, establishing the conservation and collections divisions. She is currently training local staff to preserve the clothing of victims of genocide in Cambodia at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Brennan received her Bachelor degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a Masters in art crime from The Association for Research in Crimes Against Art in 2010.