National Silk Art Museum
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423 Main St.
Weston, MO 64098
Phone: 816-536-5955
Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Latitude: 39° 24' 40"
Longitude: -94° 54' 5"

The museum is truly a one-of-a-kind. It is located in the former Bank of Weston building in historic downtown Weston, MO. The museum exhibits the world's largest collection of woven silk tapestries (over 300) produced 200 years ago on punch card mechanical looms. This process was the first to utilize the same punch card technology that would eventually lead into the invention of the modern-day computer.

The museum preserves and shares the history of this long-lost and largely forgotten guild. Every tapestry in the collection is a digitized copy of an original painting by one of over 85 different Master Artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Francisco Goya, Mariano Alonzo Perez, Rembrandt, Raphael, Guido Reni and Elizabeth Sonrel. The collection also serves as the only evidence of many paintings that have either been lost over time, or altogether unknown.

The museum also boasts an impressive art research library with the Grove Art Dictionary, E. Benezil-"Dictionnaires des Peintres, Sculptures, Dessinateus, et Graveurs", Propylaen Kunstqeschichte, and "The Art Galleries of Erope", as well as many rare books over 100 years old.

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    GENERAL INTEREST INFO
    • open year-round
    • gift / souvenir shop
    FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
    • ADA fully compliant
    SMOKING POLICY
    • No Smoking
    SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
    • adults (18+)
    • senior adults (55+)
    ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
    • winery / vineyard
    • biking / walking trails
    • camping
    • historic district
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    • service animals welcome
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    • free admission
    • donations accepted
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    • advance contact required
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