The Documentation Centre/Archive aims to proceed to the goods acquisition (as a purchase, a payment, a depot, a donation, a legacy, an exchange and a gathering), preservation, organisation and communication of archivistic, bibliographical and textile nature, of any type and support about the general theme of the textile/wool activity sector, with origin in several public or private entities. Besides this aim, it seeks the incorporation of all the documentation that is not directly or indirectly related to the textile industry, can help to know more about aspects linked to the research about the textile industry, as well as the information resulting from the Museum research.

It also makes available in its installations pedagogic dossiers and technique documentation centred in the several themes that compose both the Wool Museum permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibitions, with the specific aim of supporting guided tours and training courses that will be developed.

Moreover, it promotes the development of different Databases for the management and access to the remains information categorised in Goods of Archive, Museological goods and Textiles kept by the Wool Museum and that will be available on-line:

  • MUSLARQ DATABASE - Management of the Goods of archivistic nature kept by the Documentation Centre/Historic Archive. It includes documents in several support, types and nature (textual, iconographic and cartographic) in implementation stage and to make available in the future;
  • MUSLAN DATABASE – Management of the museological goods kept by the Museum and integrated in the permanent exhibition and in reserve;
  • ARQUEOTEX DATABASE – Management of Textile Goods for the support of researchers, fashion designers, as well as textiles businessmen and technicians, besides Museums and documentation centres of the same nature.

The gathered and available documental patrimony in the Documentation Centre aims mainly the following people:

  • Textile designers and fashion stylists;
  • Researchers of various branches of knowledge;
  • Teacher from different level of teaching;
  • Trainers;
  • Higher education students;
  • Textile businessmen and technicians;
  • Other museums and documentation centres.

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