WEAVERS STUDIO ARCHIVES
A Textile Study Centre was set up to promote an improved public understanding and awareness of our vast textile heritage by bringing our own private collections to the public domain through special exhibitions, documentation and publications.
The Weavers Studio Resource Centre (WSRC) at Kolkata is a pioneering private initiative dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge and information on the rich textile traditions of Bengal and India. We have a collection of 1500 rare and old textiles. They have been accessioned, catalogued and conserved as per international norms and industry best practices.
The aim is to ensure that students, teachers, scholars, researchers and the interested larger public can have easy access to this invaluable resource. It is further hoped that weavers, designers and other textile practitioners working in the field and in allied areas of study will use this resource. The availability of a referenced and catalogued archive will facilitate further study in the textile heritage of the region and allow for research and possible revival of lost and threatened textile techniques.
WEAVERS STUDIO LIBRARY
To make the study centre truly effective, a library of reference books with more than 2000 titles on textiles and allied subjects has also been set up. The end aim of the centre is to piece together bit by bit the rich and varied historic textile legacy of Bengal and its surrounding regions while ensuring that they are accessible and speak to a new generation of contemporary practitioners of the craft. Our directors
aim at adding more books on textiles and trades and techniques to this collection.
- Weavers Studio Resource Centre has the mission of creating a library as part of our social responsibility.
- To build a Centre for sharing knowledge in different vocations and craft.
- To build a platform for practice for the sustenance and evolution in its area of expertise with a focus and commitment.
- The library is situated at 94, Ballygunge Place, Kolkata and comprises a well equipped office with a Computer, Library Management Software and a well organized reading room with books.