The beginnings of collecting and keeping lace in the Idrija Municipal Museum go back to the end of the 1960s. The Lace collection has been an independent collection since 2006, being part of the Ethnological collection before that. Today, it includes over 8,000 items and is the largest collection regarding the amount of material in our museum. The lace is dominated by bobbin lace, in particular Idrija lace, textile with sewn-in lace, “papirci” or. pattern templates drawn on paper (by means of which the lacemakers create their lace), accessories for bobbin lacemaking, sales catalogues, curricula of the Idrija Lacemaking School, artworks, and documentary and audio / video material of the lacemaking in Slovenia and Europe. The definitions and descriptions of bobbin lace in the collection are the result of years of research of lace, establishing their technological and design development and mutual comparisons.