Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo reopen in Venice

From: 01-11-2013 To: 31-12-2014
Palazzo Mocenigo

  • LOCATION: Palazzo Mocenigo

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 in Munich. 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 and Mavive, 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. Opening times 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 ENTRANCE Full € 8 Concessionary € 5.50  


Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo reopen in Venice
Palazzo Mocenigo Palazzo Mocenigo Palazzo Mocenigo, Italia
Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo reopen in Venice