After the visit at the extraordinary Andrich’s house-museum, VDW moved from Torcello to Burano, where it had the possibility of visiting the Lace Museum, opened in 1981. Overlooking on Burano’s main square, and hosted in the ancient Lace School, founded in 1872 by the Countess Andriana Marcello, the Museum offers a wide selection of more than a hundred creations from the collection of the School; more than that, it is possible to see the amazing works of art that prove the venetian lace production from XVI to XX century.
The visit is articulated in five sections: before entering the collection, an introductory video explains the lace working phases, disclosing secrets and techniques. On the first floor, the exhibition is made of four rooms: the first one shows the products of XI to XVI century, The second the creation of XVII and XVIII century, the third one the works of art made betwenn the XIX and XX century, while the last one is entirely dedicated to the Venetian Lace School (1872-1970).
An interesting element of the collection is that not only it shows spectacular creations, but it also makes a slice of everyday life of women in Burano: examples of this fact are the exhibition of copies of the “Corriere delle Dame” a women’s journal of fashion but also current events on economy etc, and the particular chairs where the artists used to sew.
For more information you can vistit MUVE website museomerletto.visitmuve.it/en/
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