Museo del Merletto

Past exhibitions

PAINTING LIGHT. Burano and its Painters

April 6, 2019

Based on the works from the collection atthe Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Ca’ Pesaro, the exhibition focuses on art that took Burano and its painting prize to the centre of an important and lively post-World War II debate on modern art […]

The Burano Lace School

March 1, 2018

The exhibition is designed to narrate the founding, crisis and relaunch of the Burano Lace School. […]


May 13, 2017

Il Museo del Merletto presenta una mostra che testimonia la creatività e la modernità che la Bissacco ha saputo infondere all’arte del merletto a fuselli. […]


September 12, 2015

UN MERLETTO PER VENEZIA Needle and bobbin lace competition From September 12th, 2015 to January 31st, 2016 Burano, Lace Museum _ […]

LESLIE HIRST. The thread of messages

May 30, 2015

Halfway between writing and visual art, the work of the American painter Leslie Hirst subtly challenge the way we are used to read the signs of language. The artist’s work showed up in this exhibition at Burano Lace Museum is to recalls the important link between the lace and different cultures. […]

EXHIBITION OF LACES. Course of needle lace

From June 10 to June 20, 2014

The exhibition, promoted by the Foundation Civic Museums of Venice, hosts a selection of needle artifacts of the 20th century, with needle and bobbin works produced by aspiring lacemakers of the course, directed by lace teachers Cristina Brunello and Graziella Ghezzo. […]


May 9, 2014

This project was presented at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale and is now on show in the Museo del Merletto at Burano, the most fitting venue that shows the complexity of analogies and interactions between art and environment that inspired the work. […]

FLORA VIALE. Sacred fragments

From May 18, 2013 to January 5, 2014

The exhibition shows laces by Flore Viale, an Italo-American artist who, elaborating the problems posed by her sensitivity and perception, produces a series of “fragments” charged with meanings and queries for which she seeks answers. […]

FROM PRIVATE TO PUBLIC: laces of the Adele Fornoni Bisacco Palazzi Collection

From February 2 to April 28, 2013

The group of works from the Adele Fornoni Bisacco Collection, one of the most important series in the Museum, reconstructs the general outline of the history of this antique art […]