Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery undergoes renovation
23 May 2009
Generous support from a host of donors and the University of Nebraska Foundation is making possible a major renovation of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, currently underway. When the project is completed later this summer, the gallery will have expanded volume with the removal of the dropped ceiling, the consolidation of the mechanical systems once concealed above that ceiling, installation of new track lighting higher in that ceiling space, new wall covering and carpeting, and a new entry including fire coded doors. The removal of the existing wall covering and wall panels revealed the original exterior windows and has created a temporarily light-flooded space. The windows will once again be concealed, an important protective measure where textiles are exhibited. For the time being, the movement of dust and debris is offset by the natural light filtering out into the TCD corridor. Stay tuned for information about our grand re-opening near the start of the Fall semester, and if you happen to be in the department over the summer, please pardon our appearance!
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design