United States, Washington D.C., The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
With an extensive collection of textile art from all over the world, spanning 5,000 years, the museum aims to foster the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture, both within the university and throughout the global community, through its affiliation with The Textile Museum and through its university collections, including the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. The Textile Museum expands public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally, and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s textiles.
The Arthur D. Jenkins Library is another great resource for a textile enthusiast featuring thousands of hard-to-find resources on global textiles and traditional dress. Resources are multilingual and cover artistic, cultural, historical and technical information. While visiting, you can access serials, rare books, monographs, auction catalogs, ephemera and films. They also hold the personal archives of important textile scholars including Irene Emery and Charles Grant Ellis.