Our museum is home to collections that are both global and local. Get to know each collection, and then visit our collections website to keep exploring.
The Textile Museum Collection includes more than 21,000 examples of handmade textile art representing five continents and five millennia.
The Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection provides opportunities for researchers to examine nearly 4,000 textile fragments from antiquity to the present day.
The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection comprises nearly 2,000 maps, prints, newspapers and artifacts that trace the history of Washington, D.C.
Rugs From the Islamic World
Textiles From the Islamic World
East, South and Southeast Asian Textiles
Indigenous American Textiles
Contemporary Textile Art
Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection
Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection
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