The Database Project ´Silk Memory`in St. Gallen

Woven silk fragment with flying crane, Siber & Wehrli, 1924
Woven silk fragment with flying crane, inspired by Japan; Siber & Wehrli, 1924 Collection Textilfachschule Zürich; Textilmuseum St. Gallen

In 2012 – with financial support by the Zurich Silk Association (ZSIG) – the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Art had initiated the Silk Memory project at the Textile Museum St. Gallen with the aim to build a digital archive.
In a next step, selected silk fabrics from the collection of the Textile Museum are currently being added to the database.
In a next phase the Silk Memory project will capture more textiles from national and international silk archives and museum collections as well as from universities and other institutions interested in the database.
The aim is to collect at least 5,000 fabric samples and then to expand continuously. The link will be available by the end of 2014: / silkmemory. (press release)