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NPR's video and blog series chronicles the journey to make an ordinary t-shirt—from cotton farm to finished product.
With the aid of examples, Massachusetts-based dealer Nicholas H. Wright will illuminate challenges in researching Tibetan weavings, including provenance within Tibet, dating weavings, and dyestuffs.
Mitch Snyder (1943-1990) was a radical advocate for the rights of homeless people, and leader of the Community for Creative Non-Violence in D.C. Leah Richardson—public services, research, and instruction librarian for GW Gelman Library—will highlight lesser known stories about his life and work.
Visitors can learn more about their own textiles from museum curators and conservators.
Presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, this special event offers a sneak peak into plans for a new Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C., and gives participants an opportunity to share feedback.
Join us at Tudor Place Historic House & Garden in Georgetown for an up-close look at rarely seen pieces from their collection of eighteenth- to twentieth-century household textiles and costumes.
Book Talk: "Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush"
In her book, GW Associate Professor of Theater Jodi Kanter analyzes presidential libraries as performances that encourage visitors to think in particular ways about executive leadership and about their own roles in public life.
Susan Robbins Watson, archivist and manager for historical programs and collections at the American Red Cross, and Tom Goehner, curator of education, discuss the phenomenon of Red Cross wartime knitting and its impact on knitting today.
Paul Kreiss, owner of the Rug Book Shop in Baltimore, Md., will bring in a selection of volumes from his collection and discuss the range of quality and scholarship found in books about rugs.
Elise Friedland, GW associate professor of classics and art history, will highlight the connections between early America and ancient Rome by examining the frescoes Constantino Brumidi painted in Senate offices.
Join Richard Timpson and Doug Anderson from the museum's exhibition production team as they discuss the key elements, ideas, and challenges in designing a museum exhibition.
Book Talk: "The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right to Buy in Washington, D.C."
In her book, American University professor Carolyn A. Gallaher focuses on a formal, city-sponsored initiative—the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act—that helps people keep their homes.
Whether you are just beginning to assemble a collection or have been collecting art for years, Camille Ann Brewer, curator of contemporary art, will discuss the professional standards that are used to create an art catalogue.
Internationally celebrated fiber artist and educator Yoshiko Wada will shed light on Japanese textile and fashion designers whose spectacular, unconventional works have had global influence.
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Join researcher Stefano Ionescu, specialist on Anatolian carpets in Transylvania, for this special session on seventeenth-century Anatolian rugs.
Lecture/Show and Tell: 18th-19th Century Turkish Rugs and Their Relationship to the ‘Transylvanian’ Group
Award-winning scholar and author Stefano Ionescu will present plain-niche and column ‘Transylvanian’ rugs from various sources. This program is presented by the International Hajji Baba Society.
Hollywood depictions of D.C. have introduced a full spectrum of emotional perspectives. GW associate professor Michael Cornfield explores how we as citizens perform reality checks while enjoying these escapes into the imagination.
Learn to crochet on your lunch break with textile artist Sandy Hoar from GW’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Join Dr. Llewellyn Toulmin, the co-founder of Missing Aircraft Search Team, as he analyzes the fifty-year-old mystery of the disappearance of Jim Thompson, who revitalized the Thai silk industry. Co-sponsored with the International Spy Museum.
Join us for a brief stop in Tokyo followed by an extended visit to the tropical islands of Okinawa.