Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària
The history of the Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària dates back to 1883, when the Barcelona City Council acquired its first collections of textiles with the objective of creating a monographic museum. For the greater part of the 20th century, the collections of fabrics, clothing and lacework were split between various museums.
In 1961, the Museu Tèxtil opened on the premises of the old Hospital de la Santa Creu. In 1968, the doors of the Museu de les Points (Lacework Museum) were opened at the Palau de la Virreina and then, in 1969, at the Palau del Marques de Llió, the Museu d'Indumentària was born, thanks to the generous donation of Manuel Rocamora.
It was not until 1982 that the three museums were united to become the Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària.
In 1993, the Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària opened a new permanent exhibition to showcase its historic collection of fabrics and clothing, and since 2003 has dedicated its exhibitions to proposals concerned with the culture of fashion.
Finally, in 2008, the museum transferred its collections to the Palau de Pedralbes which led to the opportunity to create a new presentation of the collection: The Dressed Body that demonstrates how clothing has modified body image from the 16th century to the present day.