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Textile with many colors

 

Collections

 

Our museum is home to collections that are both global and local. Get to know each collection, and then visit our pilot collections website to keep exploring.

 

The Textile Museum

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

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

The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection comprises nearly 2,000 maps, prints, newspapers and artifacts that trace the history of Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

VISIT COLLECTIONS WEBSITE

 


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Research Opportunities

Scholars and students can make an appointment at our library and research centers to study works in the collections.