Publications & Resources

The museum offers a wide range of textile resources for collectors, researchers, and all who seek information on the textile arts and non-Western cultures. 

Detail of kilim

The Textile Museum Journal

Established in 1962, The Textile Museum Journal is the leading publication for the exchange of textile scholarship in North America.

Detail of silk with “five round sliced melon” motif, Japan, Kyoto. 20th century. Courtesy of Hyoji Kitaga.

Exhibition Guides

Read or download free exhibition publications, including recent gallery guides.

Visitors admire an ikat on display in the galleries

Terms & Definitions

Find definitions for common textile terms related to hand-made textiles.

Photo of a conservator working in the lab

Textile Care

Since its inception in 1925, The Textile Museum has been a leader in the field of textile conservation.

Museum staff prepare to hang a textile in the galleries

Textile Display

There are a number of ways to mount a textile safely for display. Ultimately, your choice is dependent on the condition of the textile.

Photo of rug restoration

Other Resources

Deepen your knowledge of textiles by exploring these national, international, and online resources.