Linda Eaton

Winterthur Museum

Linda Eaton is the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum and teaches in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.  After graduate work at the Textile Conservation Center and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she worked as a textile conservator in Scotland before coming to Winterthur.  She has curated a number of exhibitions including Quilts in a Material World (together with a book of the same title), and many exhibitions on embroidery including Needles & Haystacks: Pastoral Imagery in American Needlework, With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery and The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament.  She worked with Dr. Marla Miller to curate Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend.  Her most recent book, Printed Textiles: British and American Printed Cottons and Linens 1750-1850, was published in September 2014.  She served as the co-curator of Winterthur’s recent exhibition “Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes”.