Textile Museum of Canada - Digital Threads

Moving Across Cultures

Textile symbols, patterns and techniques are ever-evolving, whether they are made by contemporary artists for viewing in a museum or gallery setting, by traditional craftspeople for local use, international trade, or for educational purposes. With today’s increasingly aggressive communication systems, information travels faster and penetrates communities and individuals deeper than ever. In the 21st century we travel more, and revel in the new social hybrids that take multiculturalism to new heights. The artists and the textiles in Moving Across Cultures represent complex cross-cultural issues such as tourism, travel, the nature of collecting, personal and cultural identity and the ever-shifting functions of a museum.

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