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The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection is a scholarly and artistic resource of apparel and textile material culture. The 11,500+ holdings encompass a range of three dimensional objects such as textiles and articles of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, including national dress costume, from the mid-18th century to contemporary 21st century designers.  Learn More

The Collection is available to researchers by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (614) 292-3090 to make arrangements or email strege.2@osu.edu.

Visitors are welcome to tour exhibitions when they are on display in gallery spaces. Please see adjacent for dates and locations of exhibitions, and corresponding gallery hours.

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Exhibitions/Events

Apr 26

History’s Closet Light refreshments provided RSVP: HistoricCostume@osu.edu Saturday, April 26 2014 9:00am-12:00 noon Gladys Keller Snowden Gallery and Columbia Gas…


Jun 23

A summer institute sponsored by the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection and the Goldberg Center at  The Ohio State University…


Apr 20