Museum opening hours: 8AM to 7PM. Open all days

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Christian Max Museum

for visitors

The State Silk Museum is undergoing building rehabilitation works and the museum is closed for the public

Tuesday: 11:00-18:00
Wednesday: 11:00-18:00
Thursday: 11:00-18:00
Friday: 11:00-18:00
Saturday: 11:00-18:00
Sunday: 11:00-18:00


Permanent displays

აბრეშუმის გამოფენა

The exhibition presents the complete process of silk making: from silkworm to fabrics

დროებითი გამოფენა- ნიჟარების იდუმალი სამყარო (1)

The exhibition displays a private collection of Valeri Petrov and includes up to 1 000 shells from different oceans and seas all over the world.

The State Silk Museum is undergoing building rehabilitation works and the museum is closed for the public

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
vulnerable persons.

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.


4 Lives

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.


Underwater Adventure

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.


Number of participants – 5-30 students


Prior registration is mandatory for participating in the program.

Contact number:  2 34 09 63

Program price::

Student –  5 ლარი.

Parent – 3 ლარი.

Teacher – Free


The New Dictionary of Old Ideas

Open Call for artists 

The New Dictionary of Old Ideas

Project organized by MeetFactory Prague

in cooperation with The State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, Trafostacja Sztuki in Szczecinie, hablarenarte in Madrid.

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?

2019 /

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)


2020 /

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

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…/1ervITD3e2vhRIxyq6-mHG52JNSf…/edit
(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.

Contact us :

6 Tsabadze st. 0112 Tbilisi, Georgia

(+995 32) 340 963, 340 967, 347 850, +995 598 260 686