The Civic Textile Collections

Since 2005, the rooms of the first mezzanine floor of the Palazzo Bianco house a section dedicated to the Civic Textile Collections, comprising about 1,800 pieces, including an important collection of men’s and women’s clothing and fashion accessories dating from the 18th-20th centuries, a series of lace pieces and many other precious textile products of different kinds and origins.
The rooms dedicated to textiles are divided into two areas: an exhibition area, showcasing rotating collections of artefacts, and a modernly equipped depository for consultation.
The rooms house temporary exhibitions on important issues of the history of fabrics and fashion fitted within the normal tour of the Museums of Strada Nuova.
It is also possible to view the pieces of the Textile Collection not on display for the public, by contacting the curator of the collections and fixing an appointment in advance:

Dott.ssa Loredana Pessa 
e-mail: Ph.: +39 010 5572254.

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Western clothes
The accessories  Clothes from the Balkans and the Middle East
Abiti occidentali  Accessori  Abiti di area balcanica e del Medio Oriente

The laces
Patterned and embroidered fabrics

The mezzari cloths
Merletti Tessuti operati e ricamati