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Teaching with Textiles

    • What does it mean that Colorado State University's Avenir Museum has a “teaching collection”? Avenir Museum Curator Katie Knowles, Ph.D. will discuss how the museum’s collection is integral to the Historic Textiles course she teaches in the Department of Design and Merchandising, and how textiles can be used in the classroom to teach CSU’s Principles of Community: Inclusion; Integrity; Respect; Service; Social Justice. This talk accompanies the exhibition “Teaching with Textiles: Collections in the Classroom and the Community,” and will include information about the development and thought behind the course, and how classroom content was reinterpreted for a community- focused gallery exhibition.