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The Sultan's Garden

Download educator resources around the exhibit The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art.

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Online Exhibitions

The Museum has several online exhibitions, with interactive elements:

Green Green: the Color and the Cause
Online Presentation
Myers Collects Ahead of his Time: 
The Collecting Vision of George Hewitt Myers

Online Presentation
Common Threads

Common Threads: Unraveling the World of Textiles
Online Presentation

Pieces of Puzzle Pieces of a Puzzle: Classical Persian Carpet Fragments
Online Presentation

Flowers of Silk and Gold: 
Four Centuries of Ottoman Embroidery

Online Presentation


General Resources


Textile Terms
The vocabulary used to describe textiles is rich, varied, and often unfamiliar. Familiarize yourself with commonly used terms using our illustrated "Textile Terms" guide.



Arthur D. Jenkins Library

The Arthur D. Jenkins Library is a non-circulating, research library dedicated to the textile arts. The library's collection can be searched using the online catalogue, TextileMuse. Click on the banner below to search the database.

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