CATALOGUING, CONDITION ASSESSMENTS AND CONSERVATION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S TEXTILE COLLECTION
Brussels armorial tapestry installed on the loggia wall of the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Buenos Aires.
To date, over 350 items described as tapestries and rugs have been identified in U.S. embassy properties worldwide. They range from Navajo rugs and kilims to seventeenth century tapestries and contemporary wall hangings. Until the Office of Cultural Heritage was established, textile categories and descriptions were often assigned by embassy staff that lacked the expertise to describe culturally significant items. Additionally, the information on each object was often incomplete or even inaccurate. While some of the textiles are of significant value, unfortunately, some are damaged or in a deteriorated state.
Cataloguing, condition assessments and conservation of the Department’s overseas textile collection.
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(Detail), Iranian wool rug. Permanent collection, U.S. Embassy, Amman.