The TextielMuseum was founded in 1958 and is a working museum. It is located in Tilburg, an important center of the textile industry in the 19th century. The Textiles Museum is unique, the only one of its kind in the world. It brings inspiring exhibitions in the field of design and art and offers educational programs in a former textile factory. The TextielLab of the TextielMuseum is a unique knowledge center that is both a highly specialized workshop for producing experimental knits and woven fabrics as well as an open atelier where innovation can take center stage. National and international designers, architects, artists and promising students are coached by product developers and technical experts to discover the endless opportunities in the field, from yarns, to computer-controlled techniques and handicrafts. The extensive library, the museum collection and the temporary exhibitions are an excellent research and inspiration resource.