The Museum's galleries of Costume and Textiles draw from one of the oldest and largest collections in the country.
Highlights from the Collections
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In these often-changing spaces, you may find anything from 18th- and 19th-century dress, undergarments, and accessories such as hats, gloves, bags, and shoes, to iconic and groundbreaking 20th-century fashions. Woven and printed fabrics may also be represented, as well as embroidery and lace; quilts, coverlets, and samplers; and Middle Eastern and Asian archaeological textiles.
Here you may find woven and printed textiles, embroidery and lace, or iconic fashions
Please note, because of sensitivity to light and other conservation concerns, the objects on view in the Costume and Textile galleries rotate frequently.
Embroidered Exemplars: Scottish Samplers from the Whitman Sampler Collection
Gallery 271, second floor
The Museum presents ten 18th- and 19th-century Scottish samplers collected by the Philadelphia-based candy company, Whitman Chocolates, in celebration of the company’s 170th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the Whitman “Sampler” chocolate box.