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Lyon Textile Museum is the second in the world museum, the exhibition of which combines industry and art.
Lyon is rightfully considered the main French city for the production of textiles. The unofficial name of the city – the 'silk capital of France'. The production of fabric here has more than 2 thousand years, almost from the moment the Gallic tribes appeared on these lands.
The building in which the museum is located was built at the very beginning of the 18th century. It was the seat of the governors of France, who came to Lyon for various meetings on industry and trade. During the years of the Great Revolution, the status of the building was abolished, and various Jacobin committees were located here. Until the 19th century, the importance of the building changed, they even tried to make a hotel here, but in 1864 the Lyon municipality decided to organize a museum of the textile industry in the building of the residence.
The very first expositions were not distinguished by any special delights ... Samples of Lyons signature silk were presented here. The most interesting exhibits were samples of fabrics made by order of the Russian imperial court, so. Pieces of upholstery for the furniture of the Hermitage and other St. Petersburg palaces are still kept here. There are also fabrics ordered personally by Catherine II.
By the 20th century, the museum was developing. The exposition also expanded. Enthusiasts and collectors brought samples of fabrics from all over the world. In addition, the museum began to cooperate with other countries, which provided unique samples of fabrics, the age of which exceeds several thousand years.
Thus, the collection of the museum is divided into several exhibition halls, united by the time period and geographical location. Here you will find Persian fabrics ranging from Ancient Persia to modern Iranian industrial designs, Chinese silks, Indian fabrics, as well as many fabrics from every European country.
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Topic: Fabric Museum in France, Lyon Resort.