Museums

There are so many beautiful quilt and textile museums and galeries around the world that they deserve an own section here on Quilt around the World. Come by from now and then as we will continually add to the list. We are always happy to learn about museums we haven't heard about yet. Please send any information concerning museums and galeries to info@quilt-around-the-world.com.

St. Fagans National History Museum

St. Fagans National History Museum

St Fagans is a wonderful open-air museum located in Cardiff in Wales. It was built on the grounds of St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth, and opened to the public in 1948....

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Winterthur Museum, Delaware, USA

Winterthur Museum in March 2013

The Winterthur Museum is situated in the Brandyvine Valley in Delaware and belonged to Henry Francis du Pont, a famous collector mostly of Amercian decorative arts. At Winterthur, you can admire the finest in furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass, paintings, and of course - textiles...

American Museum in Britain

American Museum in Britain

The American Museum in Britain opened in 1961 thanks to the effort of three men: Dr. Dallas Pratt, an American psychiatrist and collector, John Judkyn, a British born antiques dealer who had become an US American citizen, and Nick Bell Knight, a furniture restorer based in the Bath area...

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Jen Jones and the Welsh Quilt Centre

Jen Jones and the Welsh Quilt Centre

... We met Jen at the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, a gallery dedicated to Welsh quilts and founded by Jen and her husband Roger Clive-Powell. Jen and Roger, an architect specializing in the restoration and conservation of old buildings, bought the almost derelict Lampeter town hall and have restored it. It opened its doors in 2009 and houses changing exhibitions of Welsh quilts taken from Jen’s extensive collection... (26 August 2011)

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tim (Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg)

Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg

The 'Textil- und Industriemuseum (tim)' Augsburg is a comparatively 'young' museum that is dedicated to the textile and industrial history in Augsburg, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Bavaria located approximately 60 km (37 miles) to the northwest of Munich... (22 January 2011)

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