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Textile Collections

Large museums, like the ones linked below, have the resources to photograph and make large portions of their collections available online.

Other good places to look for textile collections are historical societies, local and regional museums, and historic house museums. These institutions often don't have the resources to extensively document their collections online. However, they will welcome your research inquiries.

Don't feel shy about reaching out to curators or registrars at smaller institutions about their collections. Staff will likely be excited you are interested and you may find unexpected hidden gems!

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