Sandra Ann Niessen - Prizes and Awards

2015

Culture Award/Penghargaan Budaya. Category: Foreigner/Perorangan Asing. For dedication towards Batak and Indonesian textile revival / Atas Dedikasi dan Pengabdiannya dalam Bidang Pelestarian Ulos dan Tenun Tradisional Indonesia. Awarded by the Minister of Education and Culture, Dr. Anies Baswedan. Jakarta. September 22.

 

2015

Nominated: Rangsa ni Tonun, film and book about the Batak weaving arts in the 19th century fo the Textile Society of America’s R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award for ‘the best book of the year in the field of ethnic textiles.’

 

2011

Awarded: Ruth Barnes and Mary Hung Kahlenberg (eds) Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles (2010) for the Textile Society of America’s R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award for ‘the best book of the year in the field of ethnic textiles.’ (I contributed 5 pages to the volume)

 

2011

Nominated: lifetime achievement for the Library of Congress Kluge Prize for ‘deep intellectual accomplishment in the study of humanity.’

 

2010

Nominated: Legacy in cloth, Batak textiles of Indonesia for the Textile Society of America’s R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award for ‘the best book of the year in the field of ethnic textiles.’