Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to visit the storage area of Barcelona’s Design Museum, where many treasures are kept.
Together with curator Silvia Ventosa, you will get a small glimpse at the Museum’s extensive millinery collection and you will be able to examine up close some of its most wonderful hats.
The textile collection of the Design Museum has its origins in the former “Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària”, and has an astounding 173 hats by Cristóbal Balenciaga, as well as many by designer Pedro Rodriguez, among other well known names in fashion.
You are booking for the Wednesday, April 12th visit, at 13:00 (there is another visit at the same hour on Tuesday, April 11th).
Duration of the visit will be approximately 45 minutes.
This will be mostly a visual visit, but we will do our best to translate into English when necessary.
Sílvia Ventosa holds a BA in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Urban Anthropology. She has worked as a museum curator since 1985, and is now a textile and fashion curator at the Barcelona Design Museum. She has curated a number of exhibitions. Among others, the permanent exhibition at the Barcelona Design Museum, Dressing the Body. Silhouettes and Fashion 1550-2015.
She was co-curator of the “Balenciaga, the elegance of the hat” exhibition.