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Examples from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Collection Overview

Mission The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection advances understanding of cultures and their history through engagement with textiles for the creative, technical, and educational benefit of scholars from the University and beyond. It is a teaching collection, with over 13,000 textile artifacts spanning 16 centuries and 108 countries. The nucleus of the Collection was a […]


Every day students, faculty, and staff work and study within SoHE’s departments, combining science and curiosity to formulate new solutions to some of life’s oldest problems. Our dedication to research excellence is matched by a strong sense of leadership, service, and enthusiasm for making the world a better place. This is the University of Wisconsin-Madison […]