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Core materials for this virtual exhibit were produced and/or compiled by the Textile Museum of Canada and our partners – the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum, Niagara Historical Society & Museum, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Delta Museum & Archives and Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library. The term “materials” includes all or any information, artwork, text, video, audio, animations or image files. 

Terms and Conditions

This virtual exhibit comprises and contains copyrighted materials. Copyright of such materials remains with the Textile Museum of Canada, institutional partners, or other copyright owners. The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
Information on this website has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for non-commercial, educational and personal use only. Material must not be modified, must retain any associated copyright or other proprietary notices, and must acknowledge the source of the material. The source citations should include the URL where the material comes from. All other uses are prohibited without the express written authorization, including reproduction of any kind in any medium and redistribution in any manner for commercial use, including commercial publication, or for personal gain. Digital modification of the content (alterations, cropping, additions, superimposing of graphic elements, modifying the colours, etc.) is strictly forbidden. Anyone wishing to use the materials from this website for these or other purposes must obtain prior written approval from copyright owners. For information on and permission to use images, including licensing requests, please contact

Third-Party Materials

The Textile Museum of Canada and our partners have taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that materials, for which copyright belongs to others, are reproduced on this website with the full consent of the copyright owners. The Textile Museum of Canada does not warrant that the use of materials displayed in the website will not infringe the rights of third parties. Such works may not be used in any form; they may not be copied or downloaded without prior permission from the third party.


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