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Construction Underway in the New Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery!

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery construction

We are excited to announce that construction will commence this fall on the Lynn Mecklenburg Reading Room conversion project! The new Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, as it will be known, is scheduled to be renovated in advance of HLATC’s 50th Anniversary year in 2019. This new space will increase our capacity share our collection with a wider audience and take a deeper dive into the hidden gems of our collection through larger exhibitions. The renovation will include state of the art material and environmental upgrades that will allow textiles and artifacts to be safely and securely displayed for longer periods.

The inaugural exhibition, opening in January of 2019, will focus on Professor Helen Allen’s life as a scholar, global traveler, and collector. The exhibition will feature pieces collected by Allen that became the foundational core of the present-day collection. We hope you will join us in January of 2019 to celebrate this exciting new addition!

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