Jozan Magazine includes a lot of articles and images from carpet museums. In this list we have selected what we think is important carpet museums to visit when you travel around the world.
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
MAK – the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna has an important collection of 15-17th century Anatolian carpets, Persian carpets and Egyptian Mamluk carpets.
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum in Baku has a large and important collection of Azerbaijani carpets and textiles.
Textile Museum of Canada
The Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto is delivering programs and exhibitions dedicated to textile arts.
Nickle Arts Museum
The Nickle Arts Museum (Nickle Galleries) in Calgary has an collection of oriental carpets from West and Central Asia.
The David Collection in Copenhagen has a fine collection of Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London is the world’s largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design.
Islamic Art Galleries at Louvre
The Islamic Art Galleries at Louvre in Paris holds an important collection of Mamluk and Safavid period carpets.
Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin
Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin (Museum für Islamische Kunst) has an impressing collection of ancient Anatolian, Persian and Cairene carpets. Find more articles mentioning the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.
Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest
The Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest has an important collection of Ottoman Turkish carpets.
Carpet Museum of Iran
The Carpet Museum of Iran exhibits Persian carpets from all over Iran, dating back in time to the present.
Pod Blacha Palace
Pod Blacha Palace in Warsaw displays a permanent exhibition of Caucasian carpets from the 19th century.
Museu do Oriente
The Museum of the Orient (Museu do Oriente) in Lisbon is a museum of Asian art which also includes a collection of Indonesian textiles.
State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest art museums in the world and among their holdings is the Pazyryk carpet.
National Historical Museum
The National Historical Museum is located in Stockholm and among their holdings is the Marby rug and a large ancient textile collection.
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (TIEM – Türk ve İslam Eserleri Müzesi) is located in Sultanahmet in Istanbul and holds, among other ancient Anatolian carpets, a collection of rare 13th century Seljuk carpets.
Vakiflar Carpet Museum
The Vakiflar Carpet Museum (Istanbul Carpet Museum – Hali Müzesi) in Istanbul is now located near Hagia Sophia. Among the museum’s collection of 15th-19th century Anatolian rugs are many impressing floor-to-ceiling Ushak carpets. Among the pieces in the museum’s collection are ancient rugs found in Ulu Divrigi (the Great Mosque in Divrigi) in the Sivas region.
Ethnographic Museum in Konya
The Ethnographic Museum in Konya dispalys a collection of antique and ancient Anatolian carpets. Among the carpets are carpet fragments from the 13th century Seljuk period.
Mevlana Museum in Konya
The Mevlana Museum in Konya displays several 16th-18th Anatolian prayer rugs.
Antalya Archaeological Museum
Antalya Archaeological Museum have a large collection of Dosemealti rugs, most of them from the early 20th century.
United Arab Emirates
The Farjam Collection in Dubai includes an Islamic section with fine carpets.
Metropolitan Museum of Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Arts (The MET) in New York has one of the most famous collections of Islamic art in the world.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has a collection of carpets which includes two of the world’s most renowned 16th century Persian carpets. The Ardabil Carpet, a twin of the Ardabil Carpet at V&A and LACMA’s Coronation carpet.
The Textile Museum
The Textile Museum in Washington has a collection of more than 21,000 examples of handmade textile art representing five continents and five millennia.
The de Young
The de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco includes the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts which contains more than 14,000 textiles and costumes from around the world.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Asian collections include a large and important group of Persian and Anatolian carpets from the 16-18th centuries.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum’s carpet collection of 65 rugs and carpets was assembled by the Museum’s founder, W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976). Read the article Antique Carpets Through the Eyes of W. Parsons Todd.