Ways to discover the collection
Textiles adorn, envelop, and clothe. They make especially fascinating cultural goods through their special sensuality, their transience and their often close connection with the human body. In the Middle Ages, ecclesiastical robes and textile accessories for divine services were made of valuable materials such as silk and gold and silver threads and were richly decorated with ornate embroidery and woven borders. However, high-quality textile artworks such as tapestries and cushion panels were also made for bourgeois living and reception rooms.
For reasons of conservation, textiles are not included in the permanent exhibition.