After more than a year, the Museum has finished cleaning and rehousing hundreds of textiles. Each of the more than 400 textiles had to be cleaned, photographed, tagged, and rolled up for storage. Central to the success of the project was a group of dedicated volunteers, who showed up at the Research Museums Center every Friday for more than 15 months. Bradley Cross, Mollie Fletcher, Georgia Gleason, Sandy Krecic, Cindy Little, Kit Parks, Lisa Powell, Sherri Smith, Fran Wright, and Chiachen Wu all donated many hours of their time.
On Friday, June 28, 2019, Museum collection managers Lauren Fuka and Jim Moss hosted a lunch and celebration for the volunteers. Lauren created this video, showing highlights of the project and many of the beautiful textiles.
Jim, Lauren, and the curators and staff of the Museum would like to thank each and every one of the volunteers for spending their time and energy with us and helping to care for the Museum’s collections.