ENR MidAtlantic Announces Best Projects of 2015

ENR MidAtlantic is proud to announce the winners of its 2015 Best Projects competition, honoring the top projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum wins the ENR Best Projects of 2015 award for Merit in the Cultural/Worship Category.
— ENR MidAtlantic

The Textile Museum’s new George Washington University home unites historic fabric and D.C. history

In 2011, the Textile Museum merged with the George Washington University Museum. Its collection now shares a 53,000-square-foot complex with the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana collection — maps, letters and drawings documenting D.C.’s history — plus research space and a gift shop.

’The core mission of the Textile Museum continues,’ museum director John Wetenhall says. ‘But it’s become wider and more generous. The galleries are more than twice as large as they were, and we have included far more context and interactivity.’
— The Washington Post

GW Museum | Textile Museum Countdown: Opening Kicks Off This Saturday

Performances, food trucks and tours will celebrate the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum opening...

From a couture Givenchy gown to handwritten letters from the nation’s founding father, each object at the new the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum tells a different story about history and culture. When the 53,000 square-foot museum complex finally opens Saturday, the D.C. community can immerse itself in the numerous narratives of people and place.
— GW Today

Museum Countdown: Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection Moves into New Home

As we countdown to the opening of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum on March 21, GW Today is giving readers a sneak peek at the newest arts hub on campus...

...Inside the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies, located in the historic Woodhull House, Anne Dobberteen, M.A. ’12, sorts through the contents of a massive steel drawer. The compendium is filled with more than two centuries of D.C. history: A thin clipping from a newspaper called the National Intelligencer tells us the headlines of the day on Nov. 14, 1800, while a tollbooth ticket from 1833 reveals that it could cost anywhere from 1 to 20 cents to cross a road between Leesburg, Va., and Washington.
— GW Today

DC Textile Museum sets opening date

In order to safely transfer the Textile Museum’s collection to its new home, conservators intend to temporarily freeze the more than 19,000 textiles and carpets
The facility is part of larger effort to make George Washington University into an arts hub... The museum is set to occupy both the Maxwell Woodhull House, a historic former home of a US Navy commander, and a 35,000 sq. ft addition designed by the local firm Hartman-Cox Architects. Since the university finalized its merger with the Corcoran in August, it has also assumed operations of the gallery’s Beaux-Arts building near the White House.
— The Art Newspaper