Dear CIETA members,
you will have heard of or read about the dramatic situation threatening the very existence of the Musée des tissus of Lyon. You can find a detailed account of the circumstances and the historical situation leading up to the current situation under the following link:
Yesterday, a petition was launched that has been signed by more than 5000 persons within a single day. I send you the link to this petition (addressed to the authorities of the city of Lyon and the French Ministry of Culture) here attached and would be very grateful, if you joined us in the protest to prevent the museum from being closed.
The Musée des tissus de Lyon is one of the most important, if not the most important collection of textiles in the world; it is a treasure house, a mine of inspiration, a center of research and CIETA's home base - please help us save it! Sign the petition and spread it among friends and colleagues.
With my best thanks for your support