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Venice
is an inexhaustible source of material for historical and artistic research, and the city’s museums play a key role here through the presentation of books, theme-based workshops, conferences, discussions and higher-education courses. On the one hand, there are continual on-going courses designed for students and professionals in a range of different disciplines; on the other, there are “study services” such as tutoring for degree and research theses, access to archives and collections and specialist training and apprenticeships

 

BACKSTAGE OR HIDDEN TREASURES OF FASHION AND COSTUME
Palazzo Mocenigo Museum

A fascinating and unusual tour leads from the exhibition rooms on the first floor of the Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, where clothes, fabrics, furnishings and works of the eighteenth century are displayed alongside – from 20 April to 11 September 2022 – contemporary creations inspired by the scent and sense of smell of the artists in the ‘Es-senze’ exhibition, to the splendid holdings on the second floor, in spaces normally not accessible to the public.
Here, the rarest, most delicate and precious textile artefacts of the museum’s collection are preserved.
And here you can admire the sixteenth-century “calcagnini” (shoes with high wedges loved by noblewomen and courtesans) and women’s and men’s clothing of eighteenth-century Venice, including the famous Andrienne, also called ‘Andriè‘, the most typical and elaborate dress of Venetian women of the time. Alongside these are the marsine (tails) and sottomarsine (waistcoat) worn by men, along with some accessories such as the bauta mask, socks and bags. This unique and enthralling experience also allows visitors to understand how a museum works “behind the scenes”.

Notes on architectural barriers: No lift; Staircase to reach the piano nobile of the museum; toilets at the first floor are not wheelchair-accessible; laboratory room at the ground floor.

Available languages: Italian and English
Duration: 2 hours


 

HOW TO TAKE PART

 

COSTS

  • 220 euros for a group of up to 10 participants
    The rate includes the entrance to the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, visit to the permanent collection and to the storerooms

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INFORMATION
MUVE Education
education@fmcvenezia.it
https://www.facebook.com/muveeducation
Tel. 041 2700370 – 347 9675905 (h 9.30-12.30 Mondays and Wednesdays)