Museo di Palazzo Palazzo Mocenigo

Mocenigo Palace

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PALAZZO MOCENIGO: MUSEUM OF TEXTILES, CLOTHING AND… PERFUME

 

What goes into – and under – a garment
The fascinating and opulent garments of the eighteen century were often veritable sculptures, mobile decors for the individual. How were these complex affairs made? What special techniques were required to construct those wide skirts, those wasp waists, those embroidered jackets and frills? In other words, how did one go about getting dressed in the morning? What underwear did people use? And how on earth did one wash such fabrics? A trunk full of all that a gentleman or lady required will – together with a life-size mannequin – enable those participating in the visit to explore each phase of the complex process whereby the eighteenth-century aristocrat got dressed.
Length: 2 hours
Language: Italian, English

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Hunt the Perfume
Having visited the part of the museum dedicated to the history of perfumes, to the raw materials and techniques used in their preparation, the children are involved in an activity that draws upon a number of senses. Using special teaching materials, they work in teams to explore the tactile and olfactory properties of natural raw materials – some in common use, some rather more rare. Gradually learning to identify these materials and their associations, they move step by step to the refined world of the fragrances whose complex combinations are at the origin of all perfumes. And as Venice itself had a long tradition of perfume-making, each of the children receives a sixteenth-century recipe that they can then try out at home.
Length: 2 hours
Language: Italian, English

 

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