National Silk Art Museum

The museum is truly a one-of-a-kind. It is located in the former Bank of Weston building in historic downtown Weston. The museum houses the world's largest collection of woven silk tapestries (more than 400) produced 200 years ago on punch card mechanical looms. This process was the first to utilize the very same punch card technology that would eventually lead to the invention of today's computers.

The museum offers the history of a long-lost and largely forgotten guild. Every tapestry in the collection is a digitized copy of an original painting by one of more than 85 Master Artists from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The collection also serves as the only evidence of paintings that have either been lost over time, or were even 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 Europe," as well as several rare books over 100 years old.

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423 Main St.
Weston, MO 64098

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Open Year-round
Gift / Souvenir Shop
This Facility Is On The National Register Of Historic Places
ADA Fully Compliant
No Smoking
Teens (13-18)
Adults (18+)
Senior Adults (55+)
ACTIVITIES WITHIN 10 MILES:
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Biking / Walking Trails
Camping
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Free Admission
Donations Accepted
Cash
Discover
Mastercard
Personal Check
Travelers Checks
Visa
American Express Card
Reservations Recommended
Advance Contact Required

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