Textile Collection Max Berk

The textile collection was founded in 1978 by the Heidelberg
manufacturer Max Berk. It is idyllically situated in the Neckar
valley and has been affiliated with the Kurpfälzisches Museum
since 1 January 2002. The collection is located in the former
Protestant church in Ziegelhausen, built in 1733 by J.J. Rischer,
and adjacent vicarage. The exhibition area today is approximately
600 m².
The museum is divided into several sections, although several
of these sections, including the extensive array of women’s
costumes from the 18th to the 20th century and a small collection
of doll’s houses, are not always on display. The sections permanently
open to visitors house exhibits from outside Europe, such
as textiles from India, batiks from Java, ikats from Bali and
relics from Peruvian graves, plus antique patchwork quilts from
England and the US from the 19th and 20th century, which
form one of the main focuses of the Max Berk textile collection.
The regular special exhibitions, such as the European Quilt
Triennial, always attract many visitors.

Amishquilt Blumenkorb
Taschentuch Weltausstellung St. Louis/USA 1904
Außenansicht Textilsammlung Max Berk

Temporary exhibition

Katagami mit Iris-Motiv, Japan, 19. Jahrhundert

Tradition meets Modernism

The Ancient Japanese Craft Katagami in Contemporary European Design

15/04/2018 - 08/07/2018

Katagami are coloured stencils made of paper in which ornaments can be cut or punched by hand. The diversity of examples from flora and fauna, and also geometric shapes is breathtaking. Following a long period of obl...

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Opening Hours

WED, SAT, SUN 13.00-18.00

Group visitations after advanced announcement possible outside those times


Brahmsstraße 8
69118  Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen
Phone +49 6221 80 03 17
Fax +49 6221 58 46 99 050
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