Museum to host over 30 specialist textile retailers for this year’s Textile Fair.

November 6, 2017 -

Museum to host over 30 specialist textile retailers for this year’s Textile Fair.

The American Museum in Britain is set to host over 30 specialist textile retailers at this year’s Textile Fair, on 19 August, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Now in its fourth year, the Textiles Fair will bring a wide range of specialist textile retailers to the American Museum. Browse antique, vintage, and world textiles as well as yarns and makers’ supplies in the Museum’s beautiful surroundings

Traders include Dogs in Stitches, Treasures from the Silk Road, Slow Loris Textiles and many more.

Renowned for its unique collection of decorative arts, the American Museum’s collection of over 200 quilts is acclaimed as the finest of its type in Europe and the equal of many premier collections in the United States.  Over 50 quilts are always on view in the Textile Room (on the first floor of the Museum) and throughout the Period Rooms. Also on display in the Textile Room are a selection of Navajo weavings, hooked rugs, and woven coverlets.

The Textiles Fair is included with gardens admission. This is a drop-in event, pre-booking is not necessary.

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For further press information, interviews and images please contact:

Nas Alvi, Marketing Manager, 01225 823019 nas.alvi@americanmuseum.org

 

 

Note to Editors

The American Museum in Britain opened to the public at Claverton Manor near Bath in 1961 with the aim of showcasing the achievements of Americans in the decorative arts and promoting Anglo-American understanding.

It is the only museum outside the United States to showcase the decorative arts of America. The permanent collection includes more than two hundred historic American quilts, exceptional pieces of Shaker furniture, Native American objects, and two hundred historical maps of the New World from the twelfth century to the Renaissance.  The museum also has the most significant collection of American folk art in Europe.

The manor house is set within extensive grounds, which include an arboretum of American trees and expansive views across the Bath skyline.