Eurotex ID Database
Eurotex ID database is a digital catalogue specifically set up for textile samples.
This tool has sbeen initially developed to allow remote access to the textile archives of the three Museums involved in the project: Prato, Terrassa and Guimaraes (Centro de Computação Grafica de Guimaraes in collaboration with the local textile museum of Vila Nova de Familacao).
Its purpose is to help young people from fashion design schools – first of all Winchester School of Art (UK) and Escola Profissional Cenatex (PT) - to get technical info and to take inspiration and develop new designs and fashion outfits.
The database develops from Imatex experience of Centre de Documentaciò y Museu Textil de Terrassa. Actually it comprises roughly 150 textile samples – 50 for each museum – highly representative of the local industrial productive history of each territory, from Italy, to Spain and Portugal. The textile data-sheets are available for online consultation and provide details about history, decoration and technique of the fabrics, linked to a full photographic documentation.
Eurotex ID database is the first experimental tool of research for industrial textile heritage at
European level. Firstly developed within the Project - the three Museums and the two Fashion Institutes
involved have got a username/password to get access - it could be potentially used also by other museums