06 Sep 2023

Interactive Textile Industry Museum to Open in Saxony, Germany

Interactive Textile Industry Museum to Open in Saxony, Germany

(eap) On November 12, 2023, the new Fabrik der Fäden (“Factory of Threads”) museum will open its doors in one of Germany’s oldest remaining textile manufacturing buildings in Plauen, Saxony. On some 1,200 square meters of exhibition space, spread over three floors, visitors can learn all about the history of the Vogtland textile industry, which was once one of the most important and innovative industries in Germany. The focus of the exhibition will be exhibits from the museum’s collection, but there will also be numerous interactive stations, playful elements and effective spatial stagings that illuminate various facets of the Vogtland textile industry. The world-famous “Plauen Lace” will have its own large room, and textile industry technologies will also be on display in the exhibition rooms, such as the “VOMAG-Zahnautomat” that made the automation of embroidery machines possible.

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Around twelve million euros are being invested in the museum project, which has been in implementation since the end of July 2020 and will now soon be brought to life. The exhibition costs of about two million euros are borne by the city of Plauen and the federal funding program “Investments in nationally significant cultural institutions”. In addition, the project is supported by the “Kulturraum Vogtland-Zwickau”, the Saxon State Ministry for Science and Art and the Saxon State Office for Museums. The Estonian design office KOKO from Talin is responsible for the design of the exhibition in cooperation with the scientific staff of the Vogtland Museum. The exhibition technology is supplied by the Hamburg company gemelo GmbH. ■

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