Museum of Textiles (Lyon)

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Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs
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Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs
Established1864
Location34 rue de la Charité
69002 Lyon, France
Coordinates45°46′01″N 4°50′01″E / 45.766846°N 4.83363°E / 45.766846; 4.83363Coordinates: 45°46′01″N 4°50′01″E / 45.766846°N 4.83363°E / 45.766846; 4.83363
TypeArt museum, Textile museum
Visitors131 800 (2009)
Websitewww.mtmad.fr

The Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs is a museum in the city of Lyon, France. Located in two 18th century hôtels particuliers of Lyon's 2nd arrondissement, the institution consists in two distinct museums although they are administered as one : the Musée des Tissus (Museum of Textiles) and the Musée des arts décoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum).

Founded in 1864, the musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs houses one of the largest international collection of textiles, the holdings amounting to 2,500,000 units. The collection spans a 4,000 year period, from Antiquity to the present, and covers a wide range of techniques and all the geographical areas of the world. The history of Lyon's silk industry is particularly well represented in the collection.

The musée des Arts Décoratifs holds works in many different fields: furniture, majolica, drawings, jewelry, painting, sculpture etc.

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