Textile Museum of Canada

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From: Textile Museum of Canada Website

The Textile Museum of Canada is one of Toronto's most engaging visual arts organizations. With more than 12,000 objects from more than 200 countries and regions, the TMC's permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity and includes traditional fabrics, garments, carpets and related artifacts such as beadwork and basketry. The Museum offers a broad variety of exhibitions including themed shows based on our permanent collection and contemporary exhibitions of the work of Canadian and international artists.

Quilts in the collection: As of September, 2012, there are 162 "quilt" records online Link to TMC Database, 522 records with "quilt" in the full record, including all with "quilted" technique thus a variety of bed covers + garments and other quilted items from around the world such as camel coverings.

Mission Statement

The Textile Museum of Canada engages the public by fostering knowledge, creativity and awareness. The Museum explores the continuum of textile work from antiquity to the present through all its activities including, exhibitions, collections, education programs, research and documentation.

Vision

The Textile Museum of Canada promotes an understanding of human identity through textiles.

History

"In 1925 George Hewitt Myers founded The Textile Museum with a collection of 275 rugs and 60 related textiles. Myers collected actively for the Museum until his death in 1957, at which time the collection had grown to encompass the textile arts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Myers' time, the Museum was open by appointment only and received several hundred visitors annually. Today, The Textile Museum is one of the world's foremost specialized art museums and receives 25,000 to 35,000 visitors each year from around the world."

Location:

55 Centre Avenue (Dundas St. W & University Ave., St. Patrick subway)

Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5 t. (416) 599-5321

Museum Hours:

Daily 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

   Open: Family Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day
   Closed: New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
   Note: the Museum closes at 2:00 pm on December 24 and December 31 

--Source: http://www.textilemuseum.ca

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