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Lyon's Museum of fabric and decorative art: photo description (Musee des Tissus et des Arts decoratifs)

The mansion, owned in the eighteenth century the Duke of Villeroy, you, currently there are actually two museums - the decorative arts and fabrics. The building of the great French revolution became the property of the state, and today these two section of the Museum is occupied by two individual buildings of the Palace complex.

The history of this Museum of symbiosis began in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1864 there was opened Museum of art and design, representing the history of the textile industry in Lyon, which is famous for the excellent quality of its tapestries, lace and expensive fabrics - silk, velvet, brocade. In 1890 the Museum has a new section dedicated to historical fabrics.

Currently, the part of the Museum, which is devoted to the tissue contains about two million samples of textiles and costumes from historical fabrics, embroidery with religious motifs and themes, lace. The collection includes not only the Lyon textile, but the fabric produced at different times in other countries of Europe and the world - Spain, Italy, Japan, China, Persia, Byzantium. The age of some of the exhibits of the tissues goes back thousands of years. Among the most valuable tissues can be seen upholstery silk, which was decorated the walls of the apartments of Marie Antoinette and Catherine the great.

In the Museum of decorative arts presented interior, which recreates the atmosphere of the rooms of the XVIII century. The spirit of the time here passed through the furniture, carpets, clocks, glassware, silver and porcelain. Also presented musical instruments, ceramics, bronzes, jewelry.

The Museum is located in the city center on the street charité, close to the St. Martin Basilica and place Bellecour.