As we prepare to permanently close our museum, we are engaged in the painstaking process to transfer our collection to other organizations for continuing public benefit. Artifacts in the ATHM collection are held on behalf of the public and, as such, are being relocated to other nonprofit or government organizations to ensure future public access and benefit. All collections are expected to be removed from the Museum by August 2017.
Update: March 31, 2017
The American Textile History Museum has transferred the majority of its collection of historic textile machinery to the Randolph Heritage Conservancy (RHC) in North Carolina. The transfer is part of the Museum’s ongoing process to relocate its entire collection of books, archival documents, costumes and artifacts of textile history to other qualified organizations as ATHM prepares to permanently close its doors. Learn more.
Update: March 21, 2017
We are pleased to share that we have identified future homes for the majority of the ATHM collection. As such, we are no longer accepting collections requests. We will share the names of the future homes in an upcoming update.
Update: March 7, 2017
ATHM to Transfer Bulk of Library Collection to Cornell University Library
The American Textile History Museum (ATHM) has voted to transfer the bulk of the Museum’s Osborne Library to Cornell University Library (CUL), part of the Museum’s process to transfer its entire collection of artifacts to other organizations as it prepares to permanently close its doors. Learn more.