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Offline nawshin farzana

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The Textile Museum
« on: October 26, 2011, 02:06:54 PM »
The Textile Museum
The Textile Museum expands public knowledge and appreciation – locally, nationally and internationally – of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s textiles.
In 1925 George Hewitt Myers founded The Textile Museum with a collection of 275 rugs and 60 related textiles. Myers collected actively for the Museum until his death in 1957, at which time the collection had grown to encompass the textile arts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Myers' time, the Museum was open by appointment only and received several hundred visitors annually. Today, The Textile Museum is one of the world's foremost specialized art museums and receives 25,000 to 35,000 visitors each year from around the world.
The Textile Museum is housed in two historic buildings in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Visitors enter the Museum through the former home of the Museum's founding family which was designed by John Russell Pope in 1913.
The Museum's educational programs encourage visitors to explore the variety and wonder of the textile arts, and to learn more about how textiles are made and why they are important. Exhibition-related programming is designed to enhance and expand upon the exhibition themes. All exhibitions feature school tours, and programs are offered for educators throughout the year.
The Textile Museum presents a variety of lectures, workshops, seminars and demonstrations throughout the year.
The Textile Museum is a wonderful place to volunteer and gain skills in the museum field and welcomes applications for internship and volunteer programs year-round.
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Re: The Textile Museum
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 08:06:27 AM »
 :)very informative,thanks
Fatima Binta Satter Disha
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Textile Engineering

Offline Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

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Re: The Textile Museum
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 09:54:43 AM »
Want to know more about Textile Museum
Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

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Department of Textile Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Daffodil International University

Offline samiha sultana

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Re: The Textile Museum
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 10:45:04 AM »
Very interesting ;D

Offline Mostafa Zaman

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Re: The Textile Museum
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 12:30:01 PM »
To know more about Textile Museum, just click the following link:

http://www.textilemuseum.org/

Offline Sumon Mazumder

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Re: The Textile Museum
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 12:32:01 PM »
Thanks Zaman sir to share us the valuable link.


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FSIT, DIU

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Re: The Textile Museum
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 12:58:07 PM »
Thank you Nawshin madam for good post and also thanks to Mostafa Zaman Sir to give the link to know more about Textile museum.