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Perfume’s Museum

The Merchant of Venice fragrances recall the ancient Venetian Perfuming Art, narrated in the Museum of Perfume in Palazzo Mocenigo, located in the heart of Venice.
The section dedicated to Perfume develops through a path of six exhibition halls. Starting from the presentation of cosmetic history, particularly focused on the role of Venice, it presents original instruments, historical artifacts, texts, precious documents and an extraordinary collection of perfume bottles, real jewels of ancient craftsmanship. Among these rooms the history of the Venetian perfumery,its origins and its development is unveiled, with particular attention to the role of the merchants of the city and to the precious raw materials transported from the East throughout the West

"A dynamic museum offering a perfume study center with fragrance composition courses, a multimedia laboratory and a White Room dedicated entirely to temporary exhibitions."
This path was realized in 2013 thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Vidal family, making use of the contribution of specialized researchers and important personalities of the cultural world such as set designer Pier Luigi Pizzi who oversaw the setting up. In the same year, the Venetian company was awarded WITH the IMPRESA + CULTURA Award promoted by Federculture.
Museum of Perfume, Mocenigo Palace
Santa Croce, 1992, Venice
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