Cà Mocenigo, seat of the Museum.

Cà Mocenigo, the central building, the most ancient of the palace.
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Cà Mocenigo, seat of the Museum.


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Cà Mocenigo, the central building, the most ancient of the palace.



Ca’ Mocenigo - Museum of Textiles and Costume

This palace/museum in the sestiere of Santa Croce gets its name from one of the oldest and prestigious noble families in Venice, the Mocenigo, seven of whose members were doges.
The last descendant of this family, Count Alvise Nicolò left the Palazzo Mocenigo di San Stae in his will to the city of Venice in 1945.
An extended restructured version of a sixteenth century building, Ca' Mocenigo has an essentially early eighteenth-century appearance, with elegant and original furnishings of the time. The frescoed ceilings and other works mostly celebrate the family’s achievements.
After considerable restoration, most of the rooms in the building have housed the Museum of Textiles and Costume and Study Centre since 1985.
The clothes and accessories on display are nearly all from Venice, made from fabrics often embellished with embroidery and lace. There are also well-documented records of the craftsmen (weavers, tailors, lace makers, embroidery workers, etc.) who all contributed to creating the refined elegance for which Venetians of the period were so famous.


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