You can visit the exhibitions every day, except Monday, during 11:00-18:00
Tickets can be purchased on site.
Adults – 5 GEL
University students – 2 GEL
School students – 2 GEL
Free entrance for – children under the age of 6; museum employees and
members of ICOM; People with special educational needs and socially
Programs for school groups
The Power of Colors
The program is based on the dye collection preserved at the museum. The
participants will see natural and chemical dyes, will talk about primary and secondary
colors, they will create optical bookmarks and in the end, get small booklets as
The program is aimed for the students between 6-15 years.
In scopes of this program the schools get a chance to organise out of
school lesson. They will be introduced to the life cycle of the silk moth and
will join educational and entertaining activities.
The program is aimed for the students between 6-13 years.
The program is based on the seashell collection and consists of theoretical and
practical parts, where students will play a game and create their own collection of
The program is aimed for the students between 6-12 years.
Tsuru from the Homeland of the Sun
The program is about the Great Silk Road and traditional Japanese garment – kimono. In the
theoretical part, the students will be introduced to the different parts of kimono. Afterwards
they will play an educational game and create origami kimonos.
The program is aimed for the students between 11-15 years.
Project organized by MeetFactory Prague
Exhibition curators: Alba Folgado and Data Chigholashvili.
The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The leading theme of our project is Central Europe – a formation between East and West which in the course of centuries has changed its geographic as well as political dimensions many times. We want to respond to the current cultural and political situation – with the rise of nationalistic politics, populism, Euro-skepticism and anti-immigration attitudes in the Central Europe. This tendency can be observed not just locally but in the whole Europe. To go against it we proposed a tool to provide a better understanding of regional specifics – The New Dictionary of Old Ideas.
Open Call for artists
Artists based in Georgia are invited to apply for participation
We are looking for artists who are willing to work in the international context and with a capacity to carry out the idea of the exhibition that deals with Central European specifics.
It is necessary that she/he would be interested in working with politics and contemporary topics with a new and challenging approach.
Since the project is narrowed to regional identity issues we are seeking for someone who would be able to develop it into a more universal/general level that could be understandable also outside of Central Europe.
The ideal profile should be aware of certain conditions:
– obtain residency schedule – be able to spend at least 80% of the time in the residency location
– participate in a traveling exhibition basing of The New Dictionary of Old Ideas topic
by either developing a new artwork based on the residency or presenting already existing artwork
– be able to travel for exhibition installation and openings (travel expenses, as well as accommodation, will be covered by the organizer)
– adapt her/his piece to every new location (Prague-Tbilisi-Szczecin-Madrid)
– work on the spatial arrangements of every edition (travelling and adapting works to exhibitions will depends on the specifics of works)
– communicate with the curator as well as the production team
What do we provide?
2 months residency with a studio, shared apartment (private room in 2 rooms apartment)
June/July in MeetFactory Prague
1 month residency with the same conditions in August Trafostacja Szczecin
per diem fee – 500 euro / month (1500 euro) gross
production budget – 230 euro / residency (460 euro)
fee for the exhibition – 2000 euro (it comes only once)
new commissions production budget – TBA
travel expenses, as well as accomodation in all of the locations, will be covered from the project budget
Interested applicants must send following information in English:
1) CV (max 2 pages) and motivation letter (max 1800 characters with spaces) in one PDF file
2)Portfolio in one PDF file
Please send both files to email@example.com
Application deadline: January 31, 2019 / 18:00 Georgia time
Selection results will be announced in the beginning of March 2019.
Committee: Nino Kuprava, Data Chigholashvili, Mariam Shergelashvili, Piotr Sikora, Lucia Kvočáková, Alba Folgado, representative of CentroCentro, Flavia Introzzi Lopez, Stanisław Ruksza
School student as a Guide
State Silk Museum continues special educational program called “ School student as a Guide”.
In scopes of the program 10th-11th grade students from #166 and #18 public schools will lead guided tours in the museum for the visitors of their age and provide entertaining and educational activities.
- The program will take place two times, on the 5th and 12th
- Only students of 9th-11th grade can take part in the program.
- Number of participants – 15-20 students
- Program entry fee – free of charge
Everyone willing to participate should fill in the registration form
(The museum will contact the selected group)
Silk Museums International Conference
State Silk Museum took part in the international conference in Valencia, Spain on 15th-17th November.
Nino Kuprava, Silk Museum director presented a thesis on the conference called “Sericulture in Georgia and State Silk Museum”.
The conference discussed the historical significance of the Great Silk Road, history of silk museums around the world, present situation and challenges etc. Future collaborative projects were also planned during the conference.