Sunday, April 5, 2015

At Last- The New Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

The Textile Museum

The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. has finally opened  its new facility.  In 2012 there was ground-breaking for the new facility located on the Foggy Bottom campus of George Washington University. 

Formerly located at 2320 S Street, the museum was housed in the original house of its founder, George Hewitt Myers. Hewitt-Meyers was a textile expert and collector.  While the Georgian style house was lovely, there was a serious problem with sufficient storage, conservation and research, not to mention the terrible parking situation.

The long-awaited, new museum, 53,000 sq ft, opened March 21, 2015. 

The textile collection is partnered with the collection of the University, on historic Washington.  It is located at Foggy Bottom, 21st and J street NW.  An additional building for conservation and research has been constructed on the GWU campus in Loudon County, Va.

You can get information on the new museum and its scheduled calendar of events and exhibitions at
The museum hours are:
 Mon., Wed.-Fri. 11:30am-6:30pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm.

  The museum is closed Tuesdays and holidays.

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