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Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), in Massachusetts, USA, was founded in 1870 and moved to its present buildings in 1909. The MFA houses over 450,000 objects from all over the world and from thousands of years ago (ancient Egypt) to the present day. Most of its textile collection is housed in the David & Roberta Logie Department of Textile & Fashion Arts. In 2015 there were over 27,000 items in this department of the museum.

There are about 4,500 embroideries in the MFA collection, including the Wodehouse jacket, an English garment that dates to the early 1600's. There is also a range of African, Asian, European and Middle Eastern embroideries and an extensive collection of early North American colonial textiles, quilts and samplers.

Address: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523, USA.

Digital source of information (retrieved 11 July 2015)

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 25 May 2016)

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