International Quilt Study Center
LocationInternational Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is home to the world’s largest collection of quilts. Through a comprehensive suite of Web offerings and interactive installations in the museum’s Digital Gallery, broad audiences have diverse entry points into the collection and come to understand the art, history, culture, creative process, and geography of quilt making.
Press & AwardsAmerican Association of Museums Muse Awards, Bronze, Online Presence, 2009
The Quilt Explorer encourages exploration with a delightful focus on engaging storytelling through lo-res video with a appropriate community feel, and an interesting approach to allowing users to compare, comment and share.“International Quilt Studies Center Opens Its Doors Sunday,” News Net Nebraska, Kristin Limoges, Liz Stinson, and Emily Ingram, April 23, 2008
The building is an interactive center where touch screen computers can show visitors quilting timelines for more information about textiles and quilting. Visitors can also design their own quilts digitally or curate their own exhibitions. When visitors are done creating their masterpieces, their work will be left on the server indefinitely and accessible online at any time.
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