The Textile Museum announced 14 February 2008 that its expansion to 412 7th Street was postponed to the fall 2009. The Museum’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of the postponement at a meeting held on Wednesday, 30 January, 2008.
Despite of the delay Bruce P. Baganz, President of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, expressed satisfaction with the architects and said “We are very pleased with the progress that McInturff Architects has made to date in designing the space and we anticipate a strong relationship moving forward.”
“The complexities of the expansion project require extensive time and effort to be successful,” explained Museum Director Daniel Walker. ”
The Textile Museum will continue to offer exhibitions and educational programs at its current location at 2320 S Street, NW through the remainder of 2008. Plans for 2009 are currently under review.
The opening of the second site downtown Washington was originally planned to be in the early 2008.