During more than twenty years as curator of textiles at Shelburne Museum in Vermont, I was responsible for over 7,000 quilts, rugs, samplers, needlework, costumes, household linens, and printed textiles. I researched and designed exhibitions, published books and articles, taught classes on textile history, and was responsible for the interpretation and design of textile furnishings in five period houses and a steamboat.

Now at Textiles & Interiors, I specialize in providing these same curatorial services for public and private clients:

Collection development

Exhibit research, design, and production.

Furnishing plans for historic interiors.

Planning for collection care, display and storage.

Lectures and workshops on textiles and textile history

Repair and mounting of textiles.


Celia Y. Oliver• Shelburne, Vermont •