Textile Museum Almost Finished
For the past few months, the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., one of the premier textile museums in the world has been undergoing some major changes. Beginning in October of 2013 the museum closed to visitors and moved to George Washington University where a new home for the collection has been built.
Recently, much to the delight of those of us at BeWeave It, the museum facility hosted an open house for museum members. While we were unable to attend, what with being in Colorado and all, photos of the new and (temporarily) empty museum space were posted online. Frankly, we can’t wait to see what the amazing curators at the museum do with their new space. Whatever it is, we’re quite certain it will be wonderful.
Though the museum is still closed, there are plenty of events hosted by the museum to attend, a list of which can be found here. There are lectures, family activities, and even a special tour of Mount Vernon.
While it was wonderful to see inside the new museum, there’s still much work to be done. The museum hopes to reopen later this year or early next year. Until then, you can find out more information about the museum, its status, and upcoming exciting exhibits at the Textile Museum website. At the homepage you can even see a sped-up video of the new space being built.