Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

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The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection contains approximately 13,000 objects. You can view over 9,000 of these objects online by searching the digital collection.

The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is primarily a teaching collection serving the Design Studies Department and other academic disciplines on campus, including the Material Culture Studies Program. The collection of more than 13,000 artificts is used to learn about textiles from both cultural and artistic perspectives. Portions of the collection are on view year-round in the Lynn Mecklenburg Reading Room and scheduled exhibitions in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.

Location: 1235 Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden Dr., Madison 53706
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10 am – 4 pm
Contact: hlatc@sohe.wisc.edu | 608-262-1162
Parking: Bus and lot information here