North American Coordinator:
Quilt Historian and Curator Robert Shaw

Email: bobshaw51 at

Robert Shaw is coordinating the North American tour of Color Improvisations 2. Bob is an independent scholar and curator who writes and lectures on many aspects of American folk art and studio crafts, and the author of such critically acclaimed books as American Quilts: The Democratic Art, The Art Quilt, Quilts: A Living Tradition, and America's Traditional Crafts.

Bob was curator at the Shelburne Museum from 1981–1994, where he worked with that institution's world-renowned collections of American folk art, and served as curator of special exhibits for Quilts Inc. and International Quilt Festival in Houston from 1998–203. He has curated exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, the University of Michigan Art Museum, the Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Dallas Museum of Natural History, and lectured at the American Folk Art Museum, Sotheby's, the de Young Museum of Art, the Fenimore Art Museum, and dozens of other institutions.

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European Coordinator:
Astrid Frevert
Director, Museum Tuch + Technik

Telephone (0 43 21) 559 58-20

Throughout her career, Astrid Frevert has pursued her interest in the intersection of art, history and technology.  She is currently the Director of the Museum Tuch + Technik. Prior to her directorship in Neumunster, Germany, she worked at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn, a museum for contemporary national history from 1999-2010, and from 1995-1998 she was a faculty member for History, Philosophy and Theology in the Department of History at Bielefeld University.  From 1993 she worked in the Museum Wäschefabrik in Bielefeld, Germany, a museum established in and presenting an old factory for laundry equipment and processes. 



Above: Ellin Larimer, Washington, USA, Curvilinear 15, detail, 84" tall x 86wide, @2015 Ellin Larimer, Photo Credit: Kuhnle + Knodler Fotodesign, Germany


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