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Hosting one of the world’s largest collections of fabrics and textiles and the richest of its kind in France, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs has mesmerized visitors since the 1800s. Today, we need your support to save this historical gem from the threat of closure!
The Textile Museum brings together more than 2.5 million unique works ranging from 25th Century BC until 2006 ; the Pharaonic Egypt to the present. Furthermore, it provides the profound history of the Lyon silk trade going back to the Renaissance period, rare Persian rugs, Coptic tapestries and silk from Spain and Italy.
In the museum of decorative arts, the visitors are invited into the home of a wealthy 18th century family. It offers one of the finest collections of decorative objects and exhibits fine collections of 15th and 16th century Italian Majolica, Middle Ages and Renaissance tapestries and a collection of clocks.
Sadly, this spectacular museum’s survival is guaranteed only till end of December 2016. We thank WSN friends over in Lyon and rest of France for highlighting this issue and bringing it to our attention. We hope that our community can in turn help spread the word and save the museum by signing this petition made to the Minister of Culture and Communication in France!