The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum




The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum fosters the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture – within GW and throughout the world. As a cornerstone of the university’s growing focus on these areas, the museum acts as a hub of GW’s interdisciplinary work to:

  • enrich research, education, and cultural understanding;
  • train the next generation of museum professionals; and
  • welcome the public into the life of the university.

While the new museum has limitless opportunities, we need financial resources to make them a reality.

Support GW Museums

To learn more:

  • Contact Eliza Ward at [email protected] or 202-994-5438.
  • View examples of the way your philanthropy to the GW Museum and the Textile Museum can deliver immediate results.


Unique Opportunities for Students, Scholars, and the Public

Impact of Giving

Emma Cieslik, an MA student in the GW Museum Studies program, prepares an equestrian textile from the Brick Freedman Collection

Textile Art Collection and New Endowment Gifts Expand Experiential Learning Opportunities

Valued at nearly $5 million, donations from former trustees of The Textile Museum elevate GW as an international center for scholarship and appreciation of textiles as global cultural heritage.

An SMPA studio control room is shown. The IDDP will assist journalists develop stories that correct distorted public narratives.

Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

A new research institute at the George Washington University will fight the rise of distorted and misleading information online, working to educate national policymakers and journalists on strategi

Pieces from the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum collection are laid out for digital photography at th

Museum Grant Will Make Textiles Available Globally via Digital Database

The $250,000 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services creates funding for high-resolution photography and digital data collection of some 5,200 objects.