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Max Berk Textilsammlung (Max Berk Fabrics Collections)

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  • Heidelberg

The Textile Collection was founded in 1978 by the Heidelberg factory owner Max Berk.

The Textile Collection, idyllically located in the Neckar Valley, has been affiliated with the Kurpfälzisches Museum since January 1, 2002. It is located in the former Lutheran church of Ziegelhausen, built in 1733 by J.J. Rischer, along with an attached rectory. Today the exhibition area is about 600 m².

The museum is divided into several collection areas, some of which are not permanently open to the public, such as the extensive collection of women's costumes from the 18th to the 20th century or a small collection of dollhouses and parlours.

In the permanently accessible areas, visitors will find exhibits from outside Europe, such as textiles from India, batiks from Java, ikats from Bali, and Peruvian grave finds, as well as antique patchwork quilts from England and the USA from the 19th and 20th centuries, which form one of the focal points of the Max Berk textile collection.

An attractive draw, however, are regularly held in special exhibitions, such as the European Quilt Triennial.

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Max Berk Textilsammlung (Max Berk Fabrics Collections)
Brahmsstraße 8
69118 Heidelberg - Ziegelhausen

Phone: +49 6221 800317
Website: www.museum-heidelberg.de/Museum-Heidelberg/textilsammlung+max+berk.html

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