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Karen Herbaugh

curator, American Textile History Museum

Karen Herbaugh is the curator at the American Textile History Museum. She joined the ATHM staff in 1994, when she was hired as part of the project team to move the Museum's textile and wooden tool and machinery collections to Lowell. Since that time, she has assumed increasing responsibilities within the collections department and is now curator of those collections. She has coordinated and mounted several of ATHM's recent temporary exhibitions. She holds a BS from Arizona State University and an M.S. from Oregon State University in historic costume and textiles. She serves on the Costume Society of America, Region I board of directors and the Textile Society of America 2002 biennial symposium committee.