The Museu Tèxtil Library offers an important collection of resources dealing with textiles and fashion. The documentation is related to the textile industry, history of textiles, textile design, fibers, dyes, textile crafts, history of fashion, dressmaking, fashion design, dress accessories, and conservation and curation of textiles.
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In this section you will find brief articles or news about material that is kept in the CDMT library (journals, plates, books …) that we have thought i twill be interesting to highlight and share with you. These documents mainly come from the oldest bibliographic archive of the center but also from the contemporary collection with a value as document, and from the historical or anecdotal point of view. At the moment you can find the following articles (this information is only available in Catalan and Spanish).
The library periodically prepares exhibitions under the name “Singular documents” that revolve around the material from the old document collection and they are linked to activities or exhibitions that take place in the museum.
These exhibitions also allow us to know this bibliographic collection of patrimonial character of great historical and documentary value, preserved in the CDMT. Some aspects that must be mentioned in these documents are the bookbinding, the book formats, the writing, the typology documentary or the engravings. They are therefore, singular documents that require special attention and deserve to be displayed.
The old documentary collection of the library includes material from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century: manuscripts and printed documents, books, magazines and color plates. These documents are mainly about the technique and history of the textiles and clothing, and also, about the decorative arts and textile art. The legislative documentation and the sumptuary laws from the Viñas Collection on the textile trade in Catalonia and Spain are also present.
A set of documents of great interest for librarians, researchers and students, and, for anyone attracted by the bibliographic and textile heritage. Discover them!
Exhibitions of “Singular Documents” (this information is only available in Catalan and Spanish)
- Coptic textiles (February 2017).
- 19th century fashion plates (May 2017)
- Dressmaking (September 2017)
- Small format books (December 2017)
- Weaving drafts (February 2018)
- Art Nouveau household linens (April 2018)
- Catalogs of textile machinery (October 2018)