1Z0-001 HP0-634 1Z0-854 JN0-331 ST0-130 HP2-T31 1Z0-507 P_SD_64 GB0-180 A2010-564 C2090-913 HP2-K18 C2180-270 000-433 351-018 920-345 000-745 000-191 070-545-VB 70-346 ITIL-F-CHS SD0-302 920-232 642-426 HP2-B100 LOT-917 000-210 MB4-641 920-252 000-995 310-810 1Z0-517 920-807 50-632 TB0-105 310-045 000-235 000-992 350-040 270-551 920-344 E20-011 C2090-735 350-024 074-325J 1Y0-A25 070-225 HP2-H25 1Z0-204 000-268 000-M23 000-M220 E20-016 000-386 HP2-B27 920-533 JK0-U11 CUR-011 1Y0-A20 70-515 Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
One of the oldest European textile collection with 20,000 items of textiles, fashion and toys is housed here. Its conception originated in the revivalist tenets of the arts and crafts movement of the second half of the 19th century, when museum exhibits were to serve first of all as models and inspiration for contemporary textile designers and producers, and also to educate the public in good taste. Collecting was therefore focused on artefacts suitable for copying, such as fragments of historical textiles, embroidery and lace. The textile gallery was one of the first galleries to open a hundred years ago on November 18, 1900. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries contemporary textile designs which were created and entered into various museum competitions also became part of its holdings.

In the 20th century the collections were gradually complemented by examples of historical textiles, such as tapestries and garments. After the Second World War, a collection of liturgical vestments from monasteries closed down by the communist regime and, later, a collection of garments and fashion accessories from the Museum of Fashion in Jemniště were transferred here. This way the basic structure of the textiles collection had been outlined, with two main sections: historical textiles and fashion. At the beginning of the 1990s a collection of 20th century textiles was transferred here from the Department of Contemporary Applied Arts and Design.That department was established in the 1960s, and since then contemporary textiles are documented in the museum, depending on its financial position. From 1995 the toy collection was also transferred to the textiles and fashion department for administrative reasons.

China-head doll
France, 1890