The College of High Silk Art nowadays looks brand new again, thanks to the restoration carried out by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation. This restoration, in addition to recovering one of the most outstanding buildings of the Valencian architecture and culture, will contribute to the cultural enrichment of a very special area of the historic center of the city of València, the district of Velluters. After two years of work, the new look of the College of High Silk Art was presented in 2016.
The building of the College of High Silk Art dates back to the 15th century. It has a Gothic base and its interior reveals very important heritage in the form of frescoes, murals and mosaics, such as, for example, the floor of the FAMA. Its restoration also meant recovering a piece immaterial history of the city, as the silk guild was a reference in the rest of the world and one of the pillars of the Valencian economy.
In addition to the splendour of the building and its rooms, the objective of the restoration was to make the college self-sufficient and to convert it in a museum, in order to show visitors the importance of silk and the wealth it brought to the city of Valencia throughout history.
All information about the museum can be found on this link: http://www.museodelasedavalencia.com/