N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University, founded as Moscow State Textile Institutes (1919-2012), is one of the largest research centres in the fields of textile industry, material engineering, chemical technology, design and management.
Founded in 1919 as the First Moscow Textile College it was soon renamed into Moscow Textile Institute. The history of the Institute can be traced to that time. In 1981 the Institute was named after Aleksey Nikolaevich Kosygin. In 1991 the institute was granted the status of academy and is named A.N.Kosygin Moscow State Textile Academy. In 1999 the academy was granted the status of university and named A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University. In 2012 it was reconstructed and became a part of Moscow State University of Design and Technology.
The collection of the museum contains more than 25000 units. The permanent exposition includes Russian fine textile, brocaded fabrics of the Sapozhnikov factory, samples of fabrics from Morozov`s, Tsindel`s, Huebner`s, Baranov`s manufactories.
West European art is represented with tapestries of the 17th -19th cc., fancy weaving (Marie Antoinette`s silk letter, portraits and landscapes). Modern art is represented with upholstery fabrics, dress fabrics and samples of designer cloths. One of the collections of the museum includes a lot of headkerchiefs and shawls from Russia, France, China and India. There are lots of national costumes from Central Asia, carpets, Chinese dressing gowns and a lot of other things.
Everyday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, each last Monday of the month – days off.