The Museo del Tessuto houses a collection of about 4000 books dealing with topics and specialised content, such as raw materials, design, fashion history and contemporary textile art.

The library is sorted into the following main categories:

History of textiles
History of fashion and costume
Textile traditions of non-European cultures
Textile technology, local section
Contemporary textile art
Rare collection
Trade magazines
Books on fashion trends

The volumes include monographs, exhibition catalogues, essays, manuals and encyclopaedias, dating from the late eighteenth century to the present. The collection is currently being catalogued.

An appointment to consult the library can be requested at the conservator Dr. Daniela Degl'Innocenti | +39 0574 611503 |