Museo Del Tessuto
Textile Museum è the più great cultural center d’ Italy dedicated to the enhancement of’ art and the ancient and contemporary textile production . The Museum is the historical memory and the cultural interface of the Prato district, which since the Middle Ages is identified with the production of fabrics and now has over 7,000 companies active in this area.
The Museum was founded in 1975&Outdoors; interior of’ Technical Institute textile Industrial“ Tullio Buzzi&rdquo ;, thanks to a first donation of about 600 ancient textile fragments, which adds to the evidence collected over the years by the school's professors for consultation and study by of the students. Over the years the collections have seen a significant increase thanks to the contribution of’ Association of Former Students of’ Institute Buzzi and other important civic institutions, such as the municipality of Prato, the Cariprato, l’ Prato Industrial Union.
in 1997, the Museum is temporarily placed at the Town Hall and in this period comes the collection of contemporary fabrics, which is growing at seasonal fashion trends thanks to the relationship with the’ association PratoTrade, a selection of textile manufacturing companies fabrics for clothing. In 2003 inaugurated the final seat in the restored rooms of the former Campolmi factory, precious testimony of industrial architecture located at’ inside the old walls of the cityà.
Since 2012 the Museum has been awarded the title of " museum of regional importance "pursuant to art. 20 and 21 of I.r. nr. 21 of 25 February 2010.