New itineraries at Palazzo Mocenigo. Between fashion and fragrances
from April 1st to October 31st
10 am – 5 pm (ticket office 10 am – 4.30 pm)
from November 1st to March 31st
10 am – 4 pm (ticket office 10 am – 3.30 pm)
Closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st, and May 1st
The project restyling of the museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, supported by the Soprintendenza ai Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici di Venezia e Laguna and the City of Venice, has the scientific supervision of Pierluigi Pizzi, the internationally acclaimed architect, set and costume designer, and is carried out under the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli, director of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and curated by Chiara Squarcina, curator of the museum.
The redesign of the museum provides a wide range of interventions that include the full restoration of the wall hangings, the restoration of antique furniture of the palace, the recovery of about 150 artifacts from the rich collections of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, currently in storage, and of a series of historical Venetian paintings from the Museo Correr, the restoration of antique laboratory equipments, such as ampoules and other objects, always coming from the Museo Correr, the restoration of precious 18th-century furniture from the sotrerooms of Ca ‘Rezzonico – Museum of 18th-century Venice and other museums of the Foundation.
Along the new museum itinerary, visitors can rediscover the atmosphere of the original 18th-century environment and have a comprehensive framework of the habits and customs of that period, thanks to exhibition spaces dedicated to the most important nucleus of textiles, clothing and accessories of the 18th-century conservated in the Center for Studies of the History of Textiles and Costume of Palazzo Mocenigo.
Inside the new path an unprecedented museological proposal dedicated entirely to the history of perfume and essences, which will be arranged by MAVIVE SpA, the main partner in this exciting operation geared to the revival and promotion of the museum venue. In this way, MAVIVE will underscore the historic link between Venice and perfume, integrating ancient artifacts, including the cosmetic handbook I Notandissimi Secrets de l’Arte Profumatoria (G. Rossetti, Venice 1555), and “olfactive waypoints” along the museum layout to offer a new way to explore the history of perfume and fragrances.
Santa Croce 1992,
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