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The Textile Museum's public programs encourage visitors of all ages to explore the textile arts—from techniques and materials used to create textiles to the cultures that make and use them around the globe.

The Textile Museum is continuing to offer programs and activities at our
S Street location and offsite throughout our transition to the new museum at the George Washington University, opening in late 2014. 

Review our calendar of current and upcoming events.

Regular Programs

Ask-a-Curator, Ask-a-Conservator
The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW
This ongoing program, now held the first Friday of every month (September through May) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about their own textiles from Textile Museum curatorial and conservation staff. While Museum curators specialize in the textile arts of non-Western cultures, the conservation staff can answer questions about caring for textiles produced worldwide. Fee: free/members; $5/non-nembers. No reservations required.

Lunchtime Lectures
GW Alumni House, 1918 F Street, NW
Beginning January 2014, these half-hour lectures, followed by informal discussion and coffee, will connect George Washington University faculty, students, and the public. Free; no reservations required. Co-sponsored by the GW Program Board, a student organization providing the GW community with diverse and engaging programs.

Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings
The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW
In Memory of Harold Keshishian
All are welcome to expand their knowledge of the textile arts and meet fellow textile admirers at our ongoing Rug & Textile Appreciation Mornings, held Saturdays each month at 10:30 a.m. and recently renamed in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Speakers include local collectors and experts who share pieces from their own holdings. Visitors are invited to bring in clean, well-vacuumed examples of featured types from their own collections to share with the group. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Free; no reservations required. See the calendar page for descriptions of upcoming programs.

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Coming Soon

The Textile Museum has suspended exhibition tours and programming for students until its reopening at GW in late 2014, and plans are currently underway to redesign perennial progams, including our free family festival, Celebration of Textiles. Please stay tuned for details on how we're bringing your favorite programs to the new museum.

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The Textile Museum offers a variety of volunteer experiences. Click here for more information about volunteering at The Textile Museum.

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