Learn about the Museum's efforts to preserve and present textiles in the twenty-first century through the work of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center and the Department of Textile Conservation and see a live demonstration of embroidery techniques.
- Tricia Wilson Nguyen, Thistle Threads
- Amelia Peck, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts, and Manager, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, MMA
- Janina Poskrobko, Conservator, Department of Textile Conservation, MMA
- Melinda Watt, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Supervising Curator, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, MMA
- Florica Zaharia, Conservator in Charge, Department of Textile Conservation, MMA
Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.
Image details (clockwise, from top left): Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, 1502–1550). Gluttony, between ca. 1550 and 1560. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Frederic R. Coudert Jr., in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Murray, 1957 (57.62). Noh Costume (Nuihaku) with Books and Nandina Branches, Edo period (1615–1868), second half of the 18th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Nomura, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. S. Morris Nomura, 1989 (1989.367). Ernestine Eberhardt Zaumseil (American, 1828–1904). Branches and Vines Quilt, ca. 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of George E. Schoellkopf, 2013 (2013.958). Fragmentary Loom Width with Wavy-vine Pattern, ca. 1565–80. Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1952 (52.20.21).