THE AMERICAN TEXTILE HISTORY MUSEUM COLLECTION
As many of you may know, the American Museum of Textile History in Lowell, MA sadly and tragically closed their doors in 2017 after 50 years assembling the most impressive collection of textile equipment in the US. They have now finished the process of de-accessioning all of their equipment, textiles and manuscripts to other museums and non-profit organizations and we were fortunate to receive a significant portion of their wooden tool collection.
It was with both excitement and sadness that we have agreed to be the new custodians of this important collection. What it means to the school has yet to be fully determined, but our hope is that this equipment can be made accessible to all students of textile history — to use, for research and to be appreciated. It is our wish that we can share this wonderful equipment with the textile world through open house events, yearly symposiums and an on-line data base. Please contact us if you would like to have access to the collection!