Current Exhibition

JUL 15, 2022 / NOV 19, 2023

Two centuries of fashion and textile design

The new exhibition features more than 100 objects including men’s and women’s clothing, clothing textiles and furnishing fabrics, fashion plates, sample books, and fashion accessories that document the transformations of the textile industry.

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April 29th / November 19th 2023

Kimono - Reflections of Art between Japan and the West

This is the title of the new exhibition organized by the Prato Textile Museum in collaboration with the Museum of Fashion and Applied Arts of Gorizia. The exhibition gained the prestigious patronage of the Japanese Embassy in Italy.

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Past Exhibitions

Milan, Sozzani Foundation: Mr&Mrs Clark

Oltre 100 oggetti tra abiti maschili e femminili, tessuti per abbigliamento e per arredamento, figurini di moda, libri campionario, accessori moda documentano le trasformazioni del settore tessile dalla fine del Settecento fino alla metà del Novecento.

Mr & Mrs Clark. Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell | Fashion and Prints 1965-74

Museo del Tessuto, in collaboration with the Sozzani Foundation and the Massimo Cantini Parrini Archive, dedicates the first exhibition ever held in Italy featuring the clothing designer Ossie Clark and his life- and atelier-partner Celia Birtwell, two absolute protagonists of the London scene and pop culture of the 1960s and 70s.

Novecento Elegante. Abiti e accessori dalla donazione Fineschi

13 febbraio - 3 luglio 2022

Un'accurata selezione di oltre 80 oggetti tra abiti e accessori femminili e maschili appartenuti alla famiglia Fineschi, tra le più attive della borghesia imprenditoriale pratese fin dalla metà dell’Ottocento.

Turandot and the fantastic East of Puccini, Chini and Caramba

May 22, 2021 – January 23, 2022

Costumes and stage jewels dating back to the world premiere of Puccini’s Turandot and from the private wardrobe of the great Pratese soprano Iva Pacetti.

Pinocchio in the costumes of Massimo Cantini Parrini from the movie of Matteo Garrone

December 21, 2019 – October 25, 2020

The exhibition presents over thirty costumes created for the film Pinocchio by the costume designer, Massimo Cantini Parrini.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Ingenuity And Textiles

December 16, 2018 – September 29, 2019

An exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. By exploring Da Vinci’s development and invention of devices and machinery.

The Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art

June 27 – September 27, 2018

The Museo del Tessuto in Prato is hosting the only Italian leg of The Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art, a contemporary Chinese textile art exhibition.

Cloths of gold and silk. Textiles for the Renaissance courts of Europe.

May 25, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Over 120 pieces on display illustrate the evolution of luxury textile production between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Marie Antoinette. The Oscar-winning Costumes Of A Queen

February, 11 - June, 10 2018

Magnificent men’s and women’s garments from Sophia Coppola's blockbuster movie created by the Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero. 

Whimsy And Reason. Elegance In Eighteenth-century Europe

May 14, 2017 – April 29, 2018

A journey into the style and trends of eighteenth-century artistic culture, through fashion, textiles and the decorative arts.

The Garden Of Delights

October 16, 2016 - January, 29, 2017

The Canadian felt-maker opens her first solo exhibition in Italy with a selection of thirteen works inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Across Art And Fashion. Nostalgia For The Future In Post-war Artist Textiles

May 18, 2016 - February 19, 2017

The exhibition is part of the "Across Art and Fashion" exhibition project.


November 2, 2015 - April 30, 2016

An anthology of textiles, clothing and accessories, swatch books, fashion plates and historic fashion journals, original fashion sketches and rare editions of textile-bound books, which range from the sixteenth century to the nineteen-sixties.