New Contributor: Rabbit Goody, Textiles Expert

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Please join us in welcome our newest contributor here at New York History, Rabbit Goody. Goody is a nationally recognized textile historian who has served as a consultant to major museums, private collections, and the film industry. Her reproduction fabrics appear in many movies, including Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Master and Commander, Amistad, The Titanic, Cinderella Man, Polar Express, The Prestige, Transformers, and the new Indiana Jones movie.

Goody has extensive experience working as a consultant to museums including dating and identifying textiles in specific collections; making recommendations about ex­hibits, storage, and con­ser­vation; helping museum staff to develop appropriate and workable furnishing plans that include historically accurate soft furnishings, from carpet to loose covers to window treatments; and developing plans for textile rotation. She has worked with many living history sites to coordinate the use of historically accurate repro­ductions with original items in the museum’s collections.

4 thoughts on “New Contributor: Rabbit Goody, Textiles Expert

  1. Terri

    What a wonderful find for my family tree. I am a Davis and my family was as well from “Davis Hill” in Skerry NY. Thank you for your work on this piece. I will share it with my family.Thanks for bringing him to life for us. He was quite an inspiration.363


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