China, Hangzhou, China National Silk Museum
The China National Silk Museum (CNSM), near the West Lake, in Hangzhou, is one of the first national-level museums in China and the largest silk museum in the world, covering an area of 50,000 square meters and a building area of 8,000 square meters. It opened on February 26, 1992, and was extensively refurbished in 2015–2016. As the largest specialised museum on textiles in China, the main goal of CNSM is to research and conserve Chinese textile relics. In 2010 it became the home of the Chinese Center for Textile Identification and Conservation (founded 2000)
The Museum has several permanent galleries, including “The Story of Chinese Silk”, “Sericulture and Silk Craftsmanship in China”, a “Textile Conservation Gallery”, and the “Xinyou Archive Center”.