Museum of lace in Vologda
Museum of lace in Vologda. The first museum of lace was founded in November 2010, it is located in Russia, the historic center of Vologda in a two-story stone building, an object of cultural heritage of federal importance of the XVIII century. The main exhibition of the museum is devoted to the history and the development of traditional arts and crafts, Vologda lace world trends since the late XIX – early XXI centuries. The expositions include special designs, folk costumes lace goods made in XIX – XX centuries. Some exhibits are donated to the museum by organizations and individuals.
The Vologda Kremlin has a collection of over 3,000 items crafted by Vologda master lace-makers. Amongst the collection is gold lace from the 17th and 18th centuries, which are the oldest items on exhibition. One of the halls of the museum showcases Vologda bobbin lacework. Such items are often more than 3 meters (@10 feet) in length. In the shops, such a masterpiece will cost about 30,000 rubles (851 USD. 660 euros. 592 UK pounds).
Preserving the tradition of the Vologda lace, professional designers and talented lace-makers create extraordinary works, modern in their form and artistic performance, which are used in our life.