Temporary exhibition


Exhibition from September 13, 2023 to May 26, 2024

The Printed Textile Museum (MISE) is home to a collection of hundreds of thousands of textile and graphic arts samples dating from the 18th century to today. The samples have been collected since the 1830s to give Mulhouse the world’s biggest collection of industrial textile designs. The samples are now brought together in a big library for consultation by designers and manufacturers of printed fabrics.

Thefts carried out in the collections and damage to certain pieces led to the museum launching a collections project. The What a Project! exhibition aims to share with visitors the project designed to make an inventory of and preserve the samples. Visitors will be able to go behind the scenes at the museum to understand the work of conservation and restoration and the issues linked to preserving the collections.

This is a unique opportunity to see the samples, which are seldom exhibited due to their fragility, and to journey through 250 years of textile creation and explore the artistic trends that have influenced designers. It is also a way to tell the unusual story of the MISE and its famous patterns library. Combining an educational presentation and digital immersion, the exhibition invites visitors to follow the development of the MISE collections project.

Come with your family! The MISE has the “Family Plus” label and has produced a fun booklet for visits for children aged 7 to 12.

Workshops for adults, children and families will be on offer all through the year to explore the various aspects of the heritage professions and printed fabrics (scrapbooking, dyeing, woodblock printing).