Institute Museen | Conferences | Societies | Network


Abegg-Stiftung | Die Abegg-Stiftung sammelt und erforscht historische Textilien von den Anfängen bis um 1800, überwiegend aus dem europäischen und dem Mittelmeerraum sowie dem Gebiet der Seidenstrasse. Daneben besitzt sie mit der Privatsammlung von Werner und Margaret Abegg auch eine bedeutende Sammlung von Werken der angewandten Kunst, Malerei und Plastik.

Carpet Museum of Iran | In 1978, the founders of the Carpet Museum of Iran established this Museum with a limited number of Persian carpets and kilims, in order to revive and develop the art of carpet-weaving in the country, and to provide a source to satisfy the need for research about the historical background and evolution of this ar. It is composed of two exhibition galleries covering an area of 3400 m2.The ground floor gallery is assigned for permanent exhibitions and the upper floor gallery is considered for the temporary exhibitions of carpets, kilims, and carpet designs. | Tehran

DeYoung | Textiles | A remarkable range of geography, tradition and technique is represented in the Museums' textile collection. Highlights include fine fashionable costume from the 18th century to the present, one of the most important collections of European tapestries in the United States, and treasures from the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Collection. | San Francisco

Indianapolis Museum of Arts | Textile & Fashion Art (Part of the Collection) | Baluchi Rugs: The IMA's collection of weavings by the Baluchi people of Iran and Afghanistan is the largest collection of its kind in a public institution in the United States. The weavings-primarily rugs, saddlebags, cushions and prayer rugs made between the mid-19th century and the early 20th century-were collected by Colonel Jeff W. Boucher from the early 1950s until his death in 1994. In 1996, the weavings were donated to the Museum by his widow, Mrs. Shirley Boucher. | Indianapolis

Museum of Fine Arts | Textile and Fashion Arts (Part of the Collection) | From    Homespun to couture, enjoy works of fabric and fiber: The MFA's textiles collection was started when Boston was the center of the US textile industry. Today the Museum owns more than 27,000 objects ranging from American needlepoint to European tapestries, Middle Eastern rugs, African kente cloths, and haute couture fashions. | Boston

Textile Museum | Orienal Rugs (Part of the Collection) | The intrinsic beauty of Oriental carpets had a profound influence on George Hewitt Myers' early collecting. As a result, the Museum has one of the most important research collections of Oriental carpets, distinguished by both its range and depth. Our collection of 15th century Mamluk rugs from Egypt, Spanish carpets and classical Indian carpet fragments are matched by no other museum in the world. We have a large collection of Anatolian and Central Asian rugs, and a group of 17th century Caucasian dragon carpets and fragments that is perhaps the best collection in the world outside of Turkey. | Washington

Textile Museum of Canada | The Textile Museum of Canada's permanent collection contains more than 10,000 textiles and spans almost 2,000 years and 200 world regions. This diverse collection includes fabrics, ceremonial cloths, garments, carpets, quilts and related artifacts which reflect the ethnographic, cultural and aesthetic significance that cloth has held over the centuries. | Ontario

Pergamonmuseum | Museum für Islamische Kunst / Vorderasiatische Museum. Eines der bedeutendsten Museen orientalischer Altertümer der Welt. Auf 2000 Quadratmetern Ausstellungsfläche vermittelt es einen Eindruck von der 6000 Jahre umfassenden Geschichte, Kultur und Kunst in Vorderasien. Die Sammlung befindet sich im Südflügel des Pergamonmuseums und verteilt sich über 14 Säle. | Wichtige Sammelobjekte u.a. Drache-Phönix-Teppich, Kleinasien, Anfang 15. Jh. | Berlin

Vakif Hali Müzesi - Kilim ve Düz Dokuma Yaygila | Carpet and Kilim Museum | The Department of Foundations (Vakiflar) of Turkey has a very rich carpet and kilim collection, and selected samples of this collection are exhibited. The best examples of carpets from 14th -20th centuries are shown on the ramp leading to the loge and the rooms belonging to the sultans. All the carpets are restored in perfect condition, and are displayed in a modern concept. | Istanbul

Weaving Art Museum | Weaving Art Museum and Research Insitute | The Museum has been established to promote increased appreciation for the historic weaving art of indigenous weaving cultures located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the adjacent areas known as the Caucasus Mountains and Southwestern Turkmenistan | Virtual Exibitions online


ACOR | The American Conference on Oriental Rugs || A non-profit organization established for the understanding and appreciation of oriental rugs and textiles through its bi-annual conferences and its member rug and textile societies throughout North America.

ICOC | International Conference on oriental Carpets | ICOC is dedicated to advancing the understanding of carpet and related textile arts, primarily of the eastern hemisphere


AKREP | Oriental Rug Society in Gothenburg, Sweden is a society for people interested in textiles, such as rugs, kilims, saddle-bags, sacks and other textiles related to the Orient. Swedish textiles also have their important part in the society.

Armenian Rug Society | The Armenian Rugs Society, established in 1980, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and documentation of knowledge relating to the contribution made by Armenian weavers to the history, artistry and technology of rug-making. The Society endeavors to locate rugs and textiles with Armenian inscriptions and maintains a databank which can be made available to collectors and scholars.

Hajji Baba Club | This site is a venue for sharing information among members of the world's oldest club for rug collectors, and with visitors who are interested in things related to oriental rugs.

International Hajji Baba Society | The International Hajji Baba Society, founded in 1963, is an informal, non-profit organization of collectors, enthusiasts and scholars dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of fine textiles.There are approximately 100 members of the IHBS in the greater Washington D.C. area with about equal numbers of individual and joint memberships.

Kansas City Oriental Rug and Textile Association | KCORTA is a group devoted to the study and appreciation of textiles, oriental rugs in particular. The group meets generally on a quarterly basis to listen to speakers and socialize

New England Rug Society
| The New England Rug Society (NERS) is an informal, non-profit organization of people interested in enriching their knowledge and appreciation of antique oriental rugs and textiles. NERS members gather six to eight times each year at meetings which usually feature an outside speaker and focus on a particular theme related to the rug field, with an occasional textile topic included for variety. Meetings are held in various locations in the greater Boston area, depending on the subject.

Oriental Rug Society of N.S.W. INC. | The Oriental Rug Society of NSW Inc (ORS) is a non-profit voluntary society now in its 24th year. We welcome as members everyone interestedin the hand-made rugs and textiles of the tribes, villages and urban workshops of Eurasia.

Pazyryk - Gesellschaft | Bietet Mitgliedern umfangreiche Informationen jeglicher Art aus dem Bereich der Textilkunst. Präsentation von Ausstellungen und Vortrags-Angebote. Jährliche Reisen in die Ursprungsländer der Textilkunst sowie in die Museen verschiedener Länder. | Eingetragener Verein, Waldbrunn

Philadelphia Rug and Textile Society | The Philadelphia Rug and Textile Society (PRTS) is a non-profit organization offering its membership opportunities to enrich their knowledge and appreciation of hand-knotted carpets and textiles. Founded in March 1999, our members number more than eighty individuals from the greater Philadelphia area.

San Francisco Area Rug Society | San Francisco Area Rug Society (SFBARS)

Seattle Textil and Rug Society | The Seattle Textile And Rug Society (STARS) was founded in 1998, and is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of fine rugs and textiles for members and the general public throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Through meetings, speakers, the web, and exhibitions, STARS provides its members an opportunity to learn and to share their interest in the world of carpets, textiles and the related arts. Anyone interested in studying, collecting, preserving or decorating with textiles and rugs will enjoy being a member of STARS

Teppichfreunde Norddeutschland | The rug society "Teppichfreunde Norddeutschland" is an informal association (not registered and non-profit) of people who like old and antique rugs, carpets or textiles and who wish to enrich their knowledge in this field.

Textile Society of Hong Kong | An international network, focused mainly on the Asian region, has been established by the Society. Its primary function is to provide contacts in other countries and so bring those interested in textiles closer together.


ETN-Net | The European Textile Network is strengthening textile culture by an alliance of art & design associations, museums and schools. It is generating synergies between culture, industry and public bodies."

Tribaltextiles | The Website is dedicated to sharing tribal textile information - particularly of a visual nature - with fellow enthusiasts as an on-line resource and to maximise the possibilities offered by the internet of assembling information in a dynamic, three dimensional, flexible and interactive format.



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