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These two museums allow one to learn about the history of France from a different perspective. The textile part has an extensive collection mostly from the 17th century on, but some relics from the 5th or 6th century. You can use your imagination about how...More
We enjoyed both museums but pined for more explanations in English. We go to museums to learn about our world. It is not sufficient just to look. We must understand and love it when the objects are put in context.
Musee des Tissus
Simply out, who knew? The Musee des Tissus holds the world’s largest collection of textiles and fabrics – no worries, the displays are about quality, not quantity, the quality used to tell stories about time and place. My wife wanted to go...More
I had high hopes for this museum since all the guide books recommend it so strongly, but I was disappointed. I would have liked more detailed explanations of the weaving techniques and how they evolved over time (what good is it to label a piece...More
Lyon was at the center of change in the textile world: Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented the revolutionary "Jacquard loom" was a resident of Lyon. So it seems appropriate that Lyon would have a museum devoted to textiles and fabric. The examples in the museum...More
Imagine a museum that has a collection of more than 2 million textiles and you are picturing this museum. Unfortunately only about 10% of the collection is on display as the museum is experiencing a funding crises. If you love textiles visit here if only...More
I visited with my husband and friends who have young children. The five-year-old daughter was totally excited about the costumes. Good explanations about items to help visitors understand the design and use.