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Documentation Centre and Textile Museum of Terrassa

The Textile Museum and Documentation Centre, located in Terrassa, is a Consortium formed by the City Council of Terrassa and the Provincial Council of Barcelona and is a reference point in Catalonia and the Mediterranean area, centring mainly on local industrial textile heritage, for all those interested in the preservation, study and promotion of the textile culture. The Museum, founded in 1946, collects more than 20.000 items representing 2.000 years of textile history worldwide. Its unique collection of modernist masterpieces by Catalan artists, designers and firms dating from the early years of the twentieth century deserves special mention. The Museum organizes a range of research programs and contributes to disseminate textile heritage through a range of teaching activities for visitors of all ages, staging workshops and providing teaching resources. The Documentation Centre is at the service of professionals who need information and documentation to carry out their work: designers, stylists, interior decorators, restorers, costume designers, antiquarians, students and researchers. The Museum offers a huge variety of back-up resources: a constantly updated well-stocked library specializing in textiles and fashion, a photographic archive of fashion shows and an impressive range of textiles, garments, complements, original designs and sample books. The Centre is keen to train new professionals in the area in order to ensure the preservation of textile heritage and to promote Knowledge of the world of textiles among all professionals linked directly or indirectly with the sector, offering courses in fabric recognition, documentation, preservation and conservation. The Centre has signed agreements with a number of universities and institutions for practical work placements in its premises and also provides for made-to-measure courses for private individuals, firms and institutions, catering for their specific needs using its own resources

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