It will remain open from 7 June to 30 September 2021 , and will show how, thanks to the immigration of important Italian silk craftsmen since the 13th century, Lyon was for centuries a silk-making centre in Europe and became, in the 18th century (the golden age of European silk) the most important city in the design, production and innovation of the silk textile industry, and how, in turn, it exported its know-how to other European towns, especially Valencia in Spain, which later became a major centre of production.
As part of SILKNOW, the Instituto Cervantes of Brussels has organized a series of round tables called “Ensedados”. This cycle will take us to the territories of the European Silk Road from different points of view.
The first cycle will be a series of talks on literature, art and the history of silk. The second one, will be part of the European School of Administration and will focus on the challenges facing Europe and culture, in particular textiles, wothin the UN Sustainable Development Goals and International Relations.