About the Museum

The Museum of Beadwork is the collaborative vision of Heather Kahn and Kristina Skillin which will establish an exhibition area for beaded artwork, as well as form an artistic community and provide a center of learning. Our intention is to showcase beaded artwork by housing and displaying the finest examples of beaded jewelry, clothing, sculpture, accessories, and tapestries as well as the work of contemporary artists.

Our ongoing exhibitions will present information on beadwork styles from all over the globe, the historic development of beads throughout human history, highlights of modern bead making processes, as well as an extensive representations of beadwork. The museum will also have a classroom area with an exciting array of workshops, classes, and events.

We are currently in the process of building the conceptual and physical space for our new museum. Although Covid-19 has pushed back our opening timeline, with your help, the Museum of Beadwork will open its doors in 2022. Your support will help us bring the Museum of Beadwork to life. If you are interested in contributing to this project please consider donating here, or contact us for other offerings. 

We are at the beginning of this project and have much work ahead of us. Please check back often for updates and progress, or join our email list to get the news as it happens.