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TAMAT / Musee de la Tapisserie

Place Reine Astrid 9, Tournai 7500, Belgium
+32 69 23 42 85
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Small, but some top medieval tapestries

In all, there are 10 medieval tapestries displayed, most of which are exquisite in form and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Katrien S
,
Ghent, Belgium
More contemporary than historical work - not what you would expect

Only a few historical tapestries and not real history of the art form. Interesting contemporary... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
marekw
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Toronto
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Le TAMAT est, pour les arts textiles, l’un des cinq centres contemporain mis en place par la Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles. En 1990, TAMAT s’installe dans un tres bel hotel de Maitre de style neo-classique, le Musee de la Tapisserie de la ville de Tournai. Outre des collections allant des tapisseries anciennes du XV° siecle aux œuvres les plus contemporaines, le TAMAT abrite des ateliers de recherche. Ceux-ci permettent chaque annee a des boursiers d’explorer, dans une liberte artistique totale, les possibilites infinies qu’offre le textile. Un atelier de restauration et de conservation, ainsi qu’un centre de documentation completent le large panel des activites du Centre.
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6 Aug 2016
“Small, but some top medieval tapestries”
22 Jun 2016
“More contemporary than historical work - not what you would expect”
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Place Reine Astrid 9, Tournai 7500, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

In all, there are 10 medieval tapestries displayed, most of which are exquisite in form and preservation. They are also very nicely displayed, the ones hanging higher can be seen from the upper floor balconies. The booklet (in French and Dutch) with explanation is detailed,...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Only a few historical tapestries and not real history of the art form. Interesting contemporary work and some post WWII work but disappointing that they do not really promote the full glory of the art.

Thank marekw
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is not a museum of tapestries from the middle ages but more a museum devoted to various forms of textile art.. About 90% of everything on display is modern and a great many works are also abstract. There are too few explanations in English...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Wonderful display of medieval tapestries, combined with modern textile works, could benefit from more explanation of how tapestries were produced, but very worth a visit

Thank BigG1
Reviewed 7 May 2012

The first sunday of the month museums are free, except thgose who have a special exhibition

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