Museo del Merletto

Lace Museum

“Lace for Venice” 2020

Competition

7th National Competition for Needle Lace and Bobbin Lace

The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Burano Lace Museum present the 7th National Competition for Needle Lace and Bobbin Lace, with the theme “Even a lace to save the Planet”.

The competition aims to promote on a national scale a fine hand craft which, today more than ever, is threatened with extinction.

 

NOTE

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, we wish to inform the participants of the 7th edition of “Un Merletto per Venezia” competition that your creations and related prizes will be presented and communicated on June 14th 2021 at 12.00 at the Burano Lace Museum, where the creations will remain on display for a whole year. We also remind you that on that occasion we will deliver the works of the previous edition of the competition.
We are always available for any clarification at the following email:
chiara.squarcina@fmcvenezia.it

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Potential entrants are reminded to ensure their work is assigned to one of the competition categories – traditional or contemporary – because sometimes items do not coincide with the judges’ understanding of the categories.

For clarification, a lace item is considered “traditional” when the technique and stitches used produce an item which may even be three-dimensional, but which has no need of other complementary designs to exist or to be understood; on the other hand items in the “contemporary” category need elements other than the lace itself to complete the artistic effect the artist desires. It is therefore not the question of monochrome or multicoloured which classifies and characterises a piece, but the installation it requires.

 

The competition is open to original, hand-crafted works, and is divided into the following sections:

  • Needle lace
    – subsection “traditional” (in that it reflects tradition in terms of technique, colour and design);
    – subsection “contemporary” (in that the interpretation uses coloured yarns and a variety of materials).
  • Bobbin lace
    – subsection “traditional” (in that it reflects tradition in terms of technique, colour and design);
    – subsection “contemporary” (in that the interpretation uses coloured yarns and a variety of materials).

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HOW TO ENTER:

Each lacemaker may enter only one item per section, using fibres such as silk, cotton or linen, and not excluding the use of additional materials, except glass and crystal.

To enter the competition, the registration form on this page should be compiled fully and legibly. The form should be sent by post to the Burano Lace Museum at Piazza Galuppi, Burano, 30012 Venice, arriving no later than 16:00 on 30 September 2020, or emailed to museo.merletto@fmcvenezia.it

Click to download the forms for entry in the section Needle lace, traditional:

Click to download the forms for entry in the section Needle lace, contemporary:

Click to download the forms for entry in the section Bobbin lace, traditional:

Click to download the forms for entry in the section Bobbin lace, contemporary:

Entries must arrive no later than 16:00 on 10 January 2021 at the Burano Lace Museum, Piazza Galuppi Burano – 30012 Venice.

For more details, read the competition regulations >

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INFORMATION:

Museo del Merletto di Burano
Piazza Galuppi, Burano 30012 – Venice
Tel./Fax 0039 (0)41 730034
Email museo.merletto@fmcvenezia.it