A Museum of Costume and perfume open in Venice from November 1, 2013: Palazzo Mocenigo
After a radical restyling
and enlargement of the exhibition spaces, from November 1, 2013 reopen in Venice
the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo
. The site has been completely renovated in terms of presentation, in the quality of the museographical offering
– thanks to the fundamental input of Pier Luigi Pizzi
, internationally renowned architect and set designer – in the display layouts
and as regards the services offered the public.
The new layout of Palazzo Mocenigo
, involving 20 rooms on the palazzo’s piano nobile, faithfully reproduces the arrangement of an aristocratic Venetian residence
, and shows the evolution of trends in fashion, costume and fabrics, with the aim of highlighting historical and scientific aspects of the 18th century.
The costumes, a selection of garments with a particular stress on Venice
, are displayed together with a number of fragments of antique textiles, a collection of precious Renaissance glass
, the evocation of an alchemical laboratory
through the display of instruments used to distill perfumes
, and a collection of rare flasks of various periods from Murano’s Museo del Vetro and from the Drom Collection
A NEW DISPLAY DEDICATED OF PERFUMES
The exciting new layout concludes with an extraordinary new display dedicated to the history of perfumes and essences. The project is the result of a collaborative effort between the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
, the Venetian firm owned by the Vidal family, which is not only the principal partner and proponent of a major act of patronage stressing its deep links with the city of Venice and aimed at revealing and promoting a thousand-year-old vocation that has Italy and Venice in particular as being among the main centres of the world’s perfumery tradition.
From 1st November to 31st March: 10 am – 4 pm (ticket office 10 am – 3.30 pm)
From 1st April to 31st October: 10 am – 5 pm (ticket office 10 am – 4.30 pm)
Closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st and May 1st
Full € 8
Concessionary € 5.50