Museum of Historical Fabrics and Costumes

Palazzo MocenigoPalace Mocenigo, at San Stae, is a stunning example of architecture in Venice at the beginning of the XVII century, and it holds precious decorations and paintings from the 1700s.
It constitutes the lodgings of the Study Centre of Fabrics and Costumes and a Museum of the same name.

The Museum is made up of rich and complex collections, and displays a wide range of the most important and rare clothing and accessories, originally from different collections, and a range of precious Venetian cloths and costumes.

The exhibition aims at relating clothing development to the changes in taste which included decorations. It highlights analogies in lines, decorative patterns and colours.

The displayed clothes and accessories are made of handmade fabrics, often enriched with patterns and laces, and are witness to the ability of craftsmen (weavers, tailors, embroiderer) who worked in Venice as the time and made it a city of elegance and luxury.
The most important examples of textile patrimony is preserved in the textile display cabinets.  The museum also offers students a remarkable library highly specialized in the field.

Useful Information

Address: S. Stae, S. Croce 1992  - Venezia
Telephone Number: 041721798
Fax: 0415241614
Times: 10.00a.m.-4.00p.m. (last entrance half and hour beforehand).
Closed on 25 december, 1° january, 1° may
Entrance: full price 5,50 euro, reduced 3,00 euro; full price 18, reduced 12 (Museum Pass); full price 13, reduced 7,50 (San Marco Museum Plus)
Services: archive, didactic activities, library, lab, book shop, museum publications, shop, guided tours.


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