Other Resources

Photo of rug restoration
Deepen your knowledge of textiles by exploring these national, international, and online resources.
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Organized by the Museum with No Frontiers with partners from around the world, this growing database of carpets and related images spans from the Neolithic period to today. 
HALI is an international magazine printed quarterly that covers carpets, textiles, and Islamic art. Hali Publications Limited also publishes >COVER, a quarterly magazine which covers the world of contemporary design rugs and fabrics.
An international, non-profit member organization that is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the fiber arts, as well as preserving our textile cultural heritage.
Howe's website is dedicated to the distribution of virtual versions of the museum’s Rug & Textile Appreciation Morning programs. For programs from November 2007–January 2019, visit the archive.
The International Conference on Oriental Carpets is dedicated to advancing the understanding of carpet and related textile arts, primarily of the eastern hemisphere.
The International Hajji Baba Society is a non-profit organization of collectors, enthusiasts, and scholars (located primarily in the Washington, D.C. area) dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of rugs and textiles.
Based on a 1996 exhibition at The Textile Museum
The mission of this international, non-profit organization of 4,000 members is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as in the general public. The SDA inspires creativity and encourages innovation, and furthers the rich tradition of the textile arts through publications, exhibitions, conferences, and educational opportunities. 
TMA/SC is a non-profit organization founded in 1985. TMA/SC presents monthly educational programs, discussions, field trips, and special events focused on handmade textiles, weavings, Oriental carpets, and costumes from around the world. With close to 200 members, TMA/SC is associated with The Textile Museum, and with the American Conference on Oriental Rugs.
The Textile Society of America provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about all aspects of textiles: historic, artistic, cultural, social, political, economic, and technical. This website includes information on membership, symposia, publications, and job postings.
The Textile Study Group of New York is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the fiber arts.
A forum for learning more about preservation of art and artifacts in the Washington, D.C. area