Textiles and Jewellery


With more than 25,000 objects, the collection comprises textiles from late antiquity to the present day, clothing from the 16th to 21st century and a range of traditional fabrics and regional costumes. It is complemented by the Jewellery Collection whose holdings stretch from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Main collection areas

The main areas of the collection are medieval tapestries, clothing from the Renaissance and Baroque periods and a collection of regional costumes and traditional dresses. More than just a fashion show, the costume collection is of great cultural-historical importance. The majority of the items in the Jewellery Collection stem from the 16th and 19th centuries.

Information and news about the collection

 Clothing from 1700

Clothing from 1700
Come and visit our exhibition on Clothing from 1700! We look forward to seeing you there.

» Exhibition

Early Modern Clothing

Early Modern Clothing
The internationally renowned holdings are being restored and scientifically processed, to be presented in a special exhibition in 2015.

» Research projectt

Further objects from the collection

Mitre with scene of the Annunciation and saints
Figurine from the Kling collection of an old woman from the Weimar region
Necklace made of ‘healing stones’, known as a Stückleinkette
Pilgrim's cape from Stephan III Praun, probably from Spain
Figurine from the Kling collection of an old woman from the Weimar region
GNM Highlight
aus der Dauerausstellung