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National Silk Art Museum

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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 500) 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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Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Camping
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
This Facility Is On The National Register Of Historic Places
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
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Reservations Recommended
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Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
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