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Causes: Arts & Culture, Visual Arts

Mission: The textile museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to furthering the understanding of mankind's creative achievements in the textile arts. Founded in 1925 by textile collector and connoisseur, george hewitt myers, today the museum is the foremost institution in the western hemisphere for the study, preservation, and exhibition of handmade textiles.

Programs: Conservation and collections management - provided for the care and preservation of the museum's collections through collections care activities, preparation of objects for exhibition and the treatment of textiles. Preparations for move in 2014 to new storage facilties. Provided access to the museum's collections. Provided for the care and safekeeping of all objects in the custody of the museum. Participated in exhibitions processes.

curatorial and exhibitions - shared knowledge about the museum's collections through documentation and research, exhibitions, publications, public programs and accessions/deaccessions. Exhibitions from the museum's collections and from other collections further understanding of mankind's creative achievements in the textile arts.

communications and marketing - promote awareness of the textile museum as an international center for the exhibition, education and research of the textile arts.

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