Textile Museums Map – a start!

I’m happy to say that I have made a small start on the Textile Museums map which I have meant to compile ever since I started this blog. It is on Google Maps here. Let me know if you have any problems viewing it.

I have a whole lot more links to museums saved in my Favourites so I will gradually add them over the next few days (hopefully) or weeks (probably)…. If you know of any more, please leave a comment or email me, preferably with a website if you know it and I’ll put it in. I’ve put a link on the sidebar too.

I’ve been wondering if there is any way to set this so that it is editable by anyone, or more than just me… If anyone has any idea about this, do let me know! I had an idea about putting it on Wikipedia but one look at the map how-to instructions put me off! It looks far too technical for me…

Give me a week or so to enter all my links on the map, and then please see if your local textile museum, or any you know about, is on there and let me know if it isn’t.

You can view it by zooming in on the area you’re interested in, or browsing the links on the left.

Update: in the process of compiling this map, I have discovered a lot of online ‘museums’ and textile resources, so I have put them onto a permanent page on this blog – you can see a link to it on the sidebar under ‘Pages’.

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19 Comments:

  1. Hi Great idea to have the textile map – wonderful resource. I could view it fine.

    Helen

  2. Great Idea Liz, had no trouble viewing the map. Brilliant. Best Wishes Maggie

  3. Great, glad it works! Thanks …

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  5. Liz, a great resource, thanks. I will try to send you a few Aussie museum sits if I can locate them again. Cheers.

  6. Nice map and great idea!

    There is a good textile museum located in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.
    http://www.textilemuseum.mississippimills.com/

    There is also a list of USA textile musuems here:
    http://blackthreads.blogspot.com/2007/06/quilt-museums-lists-and-links.html

    There might be some there that you missed.

  7. Hi Liz and thank you for this link . I would introduce our project (for the French Quilters Guild): La France en Textiles :
    http://www.francepatchwork.com/association/frantext/francetextile.html

    With also a Google map of textile museums in France
    http://maps.google.fr/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=fr&om=1&msa=0&msid=108090602422782584093.000001121d6bee0f36a9a&z=6

    Thanks to Sharon (Inaminuteago) who gives us the link toward your blog.

  8. Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte NC has regular exhibits and so does Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem NC

  9. ps How about the Metropolitian Museum in NYC…It usually has an exhibit on the basement level from the Fashion Institute…

  10. My favorite is Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley, CA. They’re website is http://lacismuseum.org/ .

  11. Oh Liz, well done. This is going to be such a useful resource to all of us.

  12. Here is a special quilt museum with gallery hanging space. It is in a beautiful old mansion in a charming little town in western Washingon.
    http://www.laconnerquilts.com/store/

  13. Thank you, so much, everyone, for all these links. I’ll put them on asap. Thank you especially, Odile, because we’re going to France in the summer and I love visiting textile museums there – I found quite a few around Lyon and around Alsace in holidays a few years ago… any you know of around Tours gratefully received for this year’s holiday!

  14. As Tours is said “Cité de la Soie” – Town of the silk, there is not still a museum opened but you can manage (with appointment) visite “Le Manach silk manufacture”.
    Here all details :
    http://www.lemanach.fr/

    and for your holidays everything is here (and it is more than rich!):

    http://www.tourism-touraine.com/GB_en/
    Enjoy your stay in France

    Odile

  15. Wow, thanks, Odile. This looks wonderful. I will try emailing the local tourist office before we go to see if I can fix up an appointment. I’ve been to the Touraine website several times already and get its newsletter – I’ve found out quite a lot already. Thank you!

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  17. Am I glad I found you!! I’ve just started a blog and map of Textiles in Ireland. http://www.woollyway.blogspot.com/
    We dont have a dedicated Textile Museum but a few sections in different museums around the country. I’d love to link up if possible! I’ll put a link on my blog to your map, and I’ll pass on any info I come across to you! Is that ok?

  18. The map is a great source!
    I emailed the La Conner museum … for their information.

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