International Quilt Study Center & Museum announces "World Quilts" Website
IQSCM’s World Quilts, a website that offers a global perspective on quiltmaking, launched “The American Story,” its first module. The website moves existing quilt studies scholarship beyond disciplinary boundaries to integrate quilts within a broader art and humanities context. World Quilts: The American Story showcases the museum’s collection and hallmark scholarly perspective on the worldwide significance of quilts and quiltmaking. It serves as an excellent starting place for anyone who wants to learn about the role of quilts in American society, past and present. Future World Quilts modules are slated to cover other regions of the world.
“We’ve created a clearinghouse of accurate and engaging information about American quilt history by using our unparalleled collection, our more than 15 years of scholarly research, our existing online resources and the resources of other important organizations, such as the American Quilt Study Group, the Quilt Index and the Quilt Alliance,” said Marin Hanson, IQSCM curator of exhibitions and co-editor of the project.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is the home of the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. Established in 1997, the center opened a new museum, Quilt House, in 2008. The privately-funded, environmentally sustainable museum houses more than 4,000 quilts and objects, state-of-the-art research and storage space and spacious galleries. The center’s mission to collect, preserve, study, exhibit and promote discovery of quilts and quiltmaking traditions from many cultures, countries and times.
The International Quilt Study Center is an academic program of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For information on this and other programs, log on to www.unl.edu.
Jonathan Gregory, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska Lincoln
1523 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503
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