Collections Projects

Our collections are at the centre of everything we do. As well as the fascinating items on display, our team are constantly working on projects behind the scenes to improve our understanding of the treasures we have in store and to ensure they are preserved for future generations.

Collections at the Heart of Transforming The Silk Museum

Costume is a fantastic and relatable way to tell the silk finishing story in Macclesfield, but the museum struggled to use this collection due to muddled storage, sparse documentation and a lack of collection knowledge.

Now, thanks to funding from AiM (the Association of Independent Museums), we have been able to tackle this important collection.