About Us

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum celebrates the creative achievements of local and global cultures from antiquity through today. The museum unites The Textile Museum, established in 1925, and the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies to engage the university and the wider community through collections, scholarship, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Members of the Silk Road Dance Company perform at the museum's Mid-Winter Central Asian Family Festival

Who We Are

The museum fosters the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture.

Collections storage room

Avenir Foundation Conservation and Collections Resource Center

This facility is designed for the long-term protection, study, and care of the museum's collections.

October 2012 groundbreaking ceremony


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