The Silk Museum of Valencia has organized the Silk Museums International Conference in Valencia, Spain from 15-17 November 2018 with the support of the Agència Valenciana del Turisme, and in collaboration with the UNESCO Silk Roads Online Platform.  The goal of the conference is to educate, as well as to compare, the history and characteristics of international Silk Museums from a transdisciplinary perspective: primarily focusing on costumes and technological-scientific museums. It is the first time that an initiative of this nature has been undertaken. 

Valencia has been named, "City of Silk 2016-2020", corresponding to its position as a UNESCO Silk Roads Online Platform Focal Point. Experts representing the most renowned Silk Museums will participate, including Mr. José Maria Chiquillo Barber, President of the UNESCO Silk Roads Online Platform International Network. The ultimate goal of the event is to create an International Network of Silk Museums in order to build common long-term projects and exchange experiences. This conference is supported by prestigious cultural institutions including the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the International Society of Education through Art (InSEA).

Collaborating Institutions:

  • UNESCO Silk Roads Online Platform; 
  • Silk Museums International Conference
  • Universitat de València; 
  • ICOM International Council of Museums (UNESCO); 
  • InSEA International Society of Education through Art; 
  • AVALEM Associació Valenciana d’Educadors de Museus; 
  • CREARI Grup d’Investigació en Pedagogies Culturals (GIUV2013-103)


See also:

Fourth Meeting of the Silk Roads Online Platform International Network

Expert Meeting on Traditional Sports and Games Themes of the Interactive Atlas in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Expert Meeting on Music and Textile Themes of the Interactive Atlas in Marglion, Uzbekistan

Expert Meeting on Food Production and Gastronomy Themes of the Interactive Atlas in Mongolia