Visit our exhibitions online, browse the collection catalogue or get creative.
Fragile Beauty – The Restoration of a Ball Gown of Empress Eugénie
The ball gown attributed to the last Empress of France, Eugénie de Montijo (1826 – 1920) came to the Textile Museum St. Gallen in 1954 with the purchase of a private collection. The dress, made of precious Alençons lace, was completely restored and reassembled in 2020.
TextileStGallen – Free App for on the go
Enter the alluring world of the textile city, St. Gallen, through the free app ‘TextileStGallen’. Experience the lasting effect of the textile industry on St. Gallen and the surrounding region in a simple yet exciting way, whether on site or at home on your couch.
MATERIAL MATTERS – From material to yarn
Have you ever asked how polyester and cotton yarns, which make up most of the material from which our clothes are made, are manufactured? Two animated films currently showing at the exhibition ‘MATERIAL MATTERS. From Fibre to Fashion’ shed light on these complexes processes in an entertaining way.
CIRCUS KNIE FASHION – Review
Looking at the pictures fills us with a sense of quiet melancholy. For us, it was both a great pleasure and an honour to be able to present the costumes of the Circus Knie on the occasion of its centenary. We continue to wish the Knie family of artistes all the best for the future.
Young fashion designers
We recommend KARO, the Textilmuseum’s sketch book, to young fashion designers – or those who aspire to become one. Here you can find drawing templates, fascinating interviews with Swiss fashion designers and valuable background information on textile design.
The Textile Museum’s collections online
Perhaps you always harboured a wish to find out what is stored in our museum depot? Then browse through our online collection catalogue, in which nearly you can look more closely at 2,000 textiles spanning several centuries and many parts of the world.
A history of lace
Cultural institutions from all over the world are gathered on Google Arts & Culture. The Textilmuseum St. Gallen is represented on the platform, too, and we invite you to visit an online exhibition on the history of textiles in eastern Switzerland.