Central Museum of the Textile Industry, Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

In the nineteenth and twentieth century Lodz was the country’s largest center for the textile industry. So it was natural that the museum weaving, the idea was born in 1946, it should be created right here. Six years later, in the Lodz Art Museum Weaving Department was established. His collections were expanding steadily, and exhibitions not only in the halls of the Museum of Art, but also in other cultural institutions attracted wide interest. In 1955, the department had already established – White Factory Ludwika Geyera. They proved a complex of classical buildings, one of Poland’s most beautiful monuments of industrial architecture, required major repair, as well as the adaptation of existing user wykwaterowania – Cotton Industry Plant them. F. Dzierjinski.

Independent institution Museum of the History of Textiles happened in 1960. In 1975, that is, fifteen years later the name of the institution was changed to the Central Museum of Textiles in 2013. Has been expanded and henceforth full name is Central Museum of Textiles.

Initiator, founder and first director of the museum (and previously Head of Unit) was Krystyna Kondratiuk. It is a clearly defined manner and scope of activities of the institutions in the coming years. Her vision, passion for creation, as well as specific achievements have become the solid foundation of what became the museum over the years and what it is today – the largest in Europe and a unique museum in the world dedicated to the textile industry and all its aspects.

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