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April 26, 2011

The Law Firm that Started a Textile Collection

Asian Textiles: Newsletter of the Oxford Asian Textile Group (No. 41, October 2008)

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Consulting Curator Dr. Linda S. McIntosh describes how the oldest surviving law firm in Bangkok began a textile collection. The firm acquired textiles to decorate its offices in 1987. David Lyman, the firm’s Chairman & Chief Values Officer, realized how important it was to preserve the textile heritage of Southeast Asia and founded the Tilleke & Gibbins Textile Collection a few years later. Not only does the Collection serve to decorate the law firm’s office and to preserve regional heritage, it aims to broaden the understanding and appreciation of mainland Southeast Asia textiles.