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Avenir Foundation Conservation and Collections Resource Center



Our world-class facility supports the long-term care and study of the museum's and university's collections. Located in northern Virginia, the center includes a state-of-the-art conservation lab, storage areas, a photography studio, and an exhibition fabrication workshop. Staff based at the center are international leaders in textile collections care who provide training to both emerging and established professionals.



Request an Appointment

Scholars can request a research appointment, and faculty can schedule a class visit to study the collections. Download guidelines and forms for research access (PDF) and teaching access (PDF).

While public tours of the Avenir Center are not available, you can always find a rotating selection of works from our collections on display at the museum, or view thousands of examples online.






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