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Textile Museum of Canada launches TXTilecity
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Oct '12
The Textile Museum of Canada, one of the country’s most engaging visual arts organizations, has launched an interactive website and smart phone application named TXTilecity, which narrates stories and memories related to the considerable role played by textiles in shaping up modern Toronto’s landscape.
 
The website-cum-phone application contains three-hour-long narratives on topics ranging from early clothing manufacturing to the rise of fashion industry and contemporary designs in Canada’s largest and multi-faceted city – Toronto. 
 
The high-tech application also provides a map, where users can click on to get access to personal audio and video documented accounts from some of Toronto’s greatest legendary characters.
 
It additionally offers interesting information on various historical facts, such as the British royal family’s link to the Eaton Centre department store’s windows and the symbolism behind the iconic Hudson Bay blanket.
 
TXTilecity is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and produced by the Textile Museum of Canada in collaboration with media arts organization Year Zero One, as well as Toronto’s documentary oral history project [murmur].
 
Incorporated in 1975, the Textile Museum of Canada houses more than 12,000 objects, such as traditional fabrics, garments and carpets, from nearly 200 countries and regions.
 

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