Central Museum of the Textile Industry, Lodz

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The Central Museum of Textiles is a museum of textiles located in the Ludwik Geyer's White Factory in Łódź, Poland.
First attempts to create an organized collection of textiles in the area date back to 1952, when Krystyna Kondratiukowa led to establishing a Weaving Department in the Museum of Art in Łódź. Owing to the success of this enterprise, the department was transformed into a branch of the Museum of Art.
As an independent organizational unit, the museum has functioned since 1960, when the Museum of the History of Textiles was established. It was renamed to the Central Museum of Textiles in 1975.
The White Factory — the seat of the museum — is a complex of classicist buildings erected by the family of Ludwik Geyer in the years 1835–1886. It is considered one of the most beautiful and unique monuments of industrial architecture in Poland. It owes its exceptionalness to the four-wing mill, the building of the Old Boiler House in the middle of a big courtyard, a high chimney, two dust towers and two water-towers. The process of renovating and adjusting the White Factory to the museum's objectives began in 1955, when authorities took a decision to designate it as the future location of the museum.
In 2008, the Central Museum of Textiles was extended by establishing an Open-air Museum of the Łódź Wooden Architecture.
The scientific, collection, and promotional interests of the museum concentrate around everything related to textile manufacturing process – from materials and textile techniques and technologies through to textiles products representing various degrees of processing. Collections are gathered, scientifically elaborated, conserved and, in various forms, displayed by the specialized thematic departments of the museum.
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  • No dout - this has been the best candidate in Lodz to the UNICEF title as the object of World Heritage of Culture. The complex of former textile factory built by Ludwig Geyer, one of the tycoons of...  more »
  • Seems to be the theme with Lodz attractions, only half (if that) open. No textiles at all, an exhibition of Moda Polska clothing, designs and history which kept SWMBO entertained. One floor was a...  more »
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  • Well right now is on renewal so there is no much to see or English information. Building is pretty. So I’m waiting for the reopening :)
  • Very interesting but some renovation work is being carried out at the moment and entry was free of charge.
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