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The City Hall of Moncada, with the objective of adding value to the cultural and artistic heritage of the city, wants to make known the Silk Museum’s Project. A space still in process of creation that will exhibit mainly the vast collection of draws, fabrics, tools, patterns and machinery, among others, of the 18th century that constitute a vivid museum.

Technicians are currently working on the inventory process for the next Museum Collection’s report. A basic aspect to open the doors of the Museum and to make it visible for all the visitors.

Silk Museum’s Project

The Valencian silk industry has had a grate historical relevance since the Islamic period until the present day. During the 18th and 19th centuries it constituted the main sector of the textile industry, being the protagonist in many Valencian regions and municipalities. Valencia, Moncada, Vinalesa and the Horta region in genereal. However, it does not have a specialised museum that preserves the silk heritage and explains its history to the visitors and the Valencian society. The Valencian territory does not have a museum dedicated to the textile industry or clothing. There are collections of textile machinery in Alcoy, Benilloba and other municipalities; as well as a project of a textile museum in Ontinyent, but it is still in the initial phase.



The Garín 1820 firm is one of the references in the sector and that is why the City Hall of Moncada, with the objective of not losing or preserving the important artistic and cultural heritage that are the facilities and materials of the Garín 1820 firm, aims to create a vivid museum about the Valencian silk industry. There, neighbours and visitors will be able to observe in situ how the espolín fabric is weaved by expert artisans; this is a handmade precious fabric with draws of the last century characterised by the richness of its metals and silk.