Educational Silk Museum – Como

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Translation by Marina Dlacic

The Educational Silk Museum in Como is closed to the public at present waiting for normal activity to resume ensuring the safety of visitors and staff.

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The Educational Silk Museum in Como is the only museum in the world that describes the whole production process, from silkworms to colored yarns, from hand printing to fashion collections.

The Museum collects, preserves and exhibits testimonies of the textile production tradition of Como, such as machines, objects, documents, samples and work tools from the textile processing that gave life to the golden age of silk in Como.

Here the love and passion for silk art have ancient origins, and today all this technical and artistic heritage is organized in an educational space accessible to all.

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Teaching the silk

Spreading knowledge of the local textile culture to an increasingly large audience is one of the main objectives of the Educational Silk Museum.

Teaching is, in fact, one of the founding aspects, also highlighted by the location of the headquarters itself, in the building of the Silk Institute and of the University, to mark the continuity between the productive world of yesterday (the Museum with its machinery) and the reality of today and tomorrow (the school that prepares future technicians of the textile world).

There are many educational paths proposed to schools of all levels and to universities.

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What does the Museum exhibit?

The visit is an exciting journey through the different stages of silk processing, from the silkworm to the finishing of the fabric, along an itinerary developed over 1000 sqm and 8 halls, with machines and tools dating back to the end of the 19th and first half of the 20th century.

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The museum is dedicated to the work and to the exhibition of fabrics and textile artifacts whose meticulous execution demonstrates the perfection achieved by the Como silk industry in the first decades of the 20th century. The heritage on display is globally unique.

The exhibition halls, in fact, as well as the exhibits inside them, offer the visitor the possibility to learn about the production process and the individual stages of production in the most complete way possible

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The display of particularly massive machinery is accompanied, in some cases, by the possibility of admiring parts of machines that are significant for educational purposes.

In each room there is a specific work cycle and the itinerary illustrates, also with the use of textile products, the progress of the silk industry in its scientific, technological and creative aspects.

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

The image is property of the Educational Silk Museum – Como

In addition, the Museum has archives and deposits where it keeps a substantial patrimony essential to integrate and expand the permanent exhibition itinerary.

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