If you are interested in Modernisme textiles, the museum has many resources that are available in person or online.
Firstly, the Museu Textile’s Modernisme collection, which is large and varied. It features fabric, clothing and accessories, linens, swatch books, designs, original drawings, point paper and archives. We invite you to discover our Modernisme collection by visiting our exhibitions periodically (which often feature Modernisme pieces) or by exploring our online database, IMATEX.
You will also find abundant information on the Modernisme era in our specialised library. You can see all the material available on clothing, accessories, fabrics and art from this period in the section labelled thematic resources: Modernisme. A collection of books, articles, magazines, prints, novels and catalogues that reference that era and show the clothes, accessories and fabrics that were worn then.
You’ll also find the catalogues from the Museu Textile’s main exhibitions from the past decade: Les fàbriques i els somnis. El modernisme tèxtil a Catalunya (2002), Interiors del 1900, Adolf Mas, fotògraf (2002), L’eclosió del tèxtil (2002), Josep Palau Oller, del modernisme a l’art déco (2003), Moderníssims (2005), Pau Rodon, un modernista d’avantguarda (2006) and L’herbari modernista (2006). You can find the museum’s publications in our bookshop.
Plus, we encourage you to check out our online calendar so you can participate in the activities associated with Modernisme we offer, in various formats, throughout the year.
For families with children, we have activities associated with Modernisme clothing to do at home with these illustrated prints that you can download for free.
We’ve also included links to a series of articles written by our curator Mercè López on menswear, women’s wear, underwear, textiles for the home and how the popular classes dressed. Finally, you’ll find some prints illustrated by Rosa Rubio with a short explanation of the styles of those times.