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Minority Cultures of Southwest China Explored in New Exhibit Opening Feb. 24 at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

'Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China' Highlights 
Festival Costumes and Jewelry Jeopardized by Modernization
February 14, 2018
Feb. 14, 2018 
Amelia Thompson: [email protected], 202-994-6461 
Maralee Csellar: [email protected], 202-994-6460
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum’s new “Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China” exhibition will showcase the diverse cultures of minority peoples in China’s Guizhou province. On display in the exhibition will be festival costumes and jewelry that are part of a recent gift to the museum from collector Bea Roberts, and including textiles made by Miao, Dong, Shui, Yao, Bouyei and other minority peoples. The practice of handcrafting these materials is rapidly disappearing due to the rise of machine production.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 – Monday, July 9, 2018 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 
701 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)
Admission is free for museum members, children and current GW students, faculty and staff. A suggested donation of $8 for non-members will support the museum’s exhibitions, collections and educational programs. For the most up-to-date information on the museum's visiting hours, please check
Media interested in getting a first look at the exhibition may attend a press preview on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please send your RSVP to Amelia Thompson at [email protected] or 202-994-6461 by noon on Monday, Feb. 19. Attention calendar editors: Please do not publish media contact information.
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