The Textile Museum
Founded in 1925, The Textile Museum is an international center for exhibition, study, collection, and preservation of textiles with a mission of furthering understanding and appreciation of mankind's creative achievements in the textile arts. Its world-renowned collections of 17,000 textiles and rugs date from 3,000 B.C.E. to the present, with special focus on Asia, Africa, and the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The Museum presents exhibitions of historic and contemporary textiles including fiber art, and houses an unparalleled library of 20,000 textile-related titles.