News and events
Sharing and promotion of textile culture have always been fundamental tenets of the Fondazione Lisio mission. In this section, we are pleased to be able to share events, new publications, and the experiences of our teachers and students. We are always open to supporting new ideas and contributions to illustrating textile culture.
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October 26, 2019

Seminar | "Costumes and fabrics in classical Greek theatre from Euripides to Robert Wilson"

This seminar will proceed through analysis of several classical Greek theatrical scripts and comparison with iconographic sources and contemporary theatrical productions to trace the evolution of the semantics of textiles and clothing proper to classical theatre.
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October 12, 2019

Seminar | "The evolution of precious fabrics from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: technical and stylistic characteristics"

First of a couple of seminars addressed to the evolution of various decorative types used in textiles – flower and plant motifs and their meanings – from late medieval times to the Renaissance, as well as the development of taste and the idea of ‘fashion’ in clothing and furnishings.
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September 14, 2019

Seminar | "Bags and purses, the aesthetic-symbolic evolution from 1795 to the present"

The seminar introduces to one of the most adaptable and functional forms of container, the bag has always played a fundamental role in the economy of labour and commerce. Together, we will be looking at how women’s bags have evolved from the late 1700s through today and exploring the value of the bag from the commercial and communicative points of view, as well as some of the names which have made the women’s handbag their strong point.
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July 06, 2019

Seminar | "Venetian fabrics in the valleys of Bergamo in the Quattrocento and Cinquecento"

Considering Bergamo as a borderland of the Republic of Venice and as a gate to northern Europe provides us with numerous stimuli for analysis and reflection on the fabrics present in its territory. The aim of this seminar is to investigate the iconographic and material presence of Venetian fabrics in and around Bergamo in the 15th and 16th centuries, in the main through analysis of frescoes and recently restored canvases.
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July 05, 2019

Fondazione Lisio at the Federicus 2019, Altamura (duplicate)

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May 11, 2019

Seminar | "Maria Dressed in Beauty"

This seminar introduces participants to reading of Marian iconography through analysis of Our Lady’s robes, colours, and relics. Different portrayals of Mary have held different theological messages: specific, traditional, conservative or decidedly innovative and revolutionary.
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May 09, 2019

Free Guided Tour | for Jacquard magazine subscribers

A free guided tour of the manufacture is offer to all "Jacquard" magazine's Subscribers. During the tour, our experts will guide demonstrations of velvets and brocades being woven by 19th century Jacquard hand-looms.
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April 20, 2019

Fondazione Lisio at the Federicus 2019, Altamura

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March 02, 2019

Seminar | "15th-century clothing and fashions"

Renaissance. A word that evokes an entire world of art, science, culture, innovations. Together, we will see how clothing transformed through the period and how it succeeded in expressing the new needs of the men and women of the time.
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January 26, 2019

Lecture on the "Historical tailoring"| @Fondazione Ratti

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December 12, 2018

Preciously Paris X Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio

The One Off Collection. From exquisite fabrics by the Fondazione Arte Della Seta Lisio Firenze to the embroidery adorning these precious pieces: this is the DNA of Preciously Paris.
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December 08, 2018

Seminar: 'The wardrobe of the Infant Jesus’

In depictions of the Holy Child, clothing and drapery are of great importance for understanding the full significance of the images, their iconography and symbolism, and even the identity of the patrons and the dates of the works.
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October 13, 2018

Open Day "Historical tailoring for pegeant and performance" (duplicate)

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October 12, 2018

FaceWeft a creation of Art fabrics

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September 22, 2018

Seminar : Headwear from the 1800s to the 1990s

The last study day devoted to analysis of headwear examines its fortunes and misfortunes in a period closer to our own: the 19th and 20th century.
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September 15, 2018

Fabrics for wall coverings

Seminar will explain the different steps needed for wallcovering using textiles.
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July 26, 2018

The new arrival to the Fondazione Lisio

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June 25, 2018

Study Day | Indian Weaving

A study day discovering the textile traditions of Varanasi (Benares) and the Indian draw-loom, progenitor of the punch-card and computer-controlled looms.
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May 19, 2018

Webinar |Toolbox for the late Renaissance Scandinavian costume guidelines

A sequence of 2 online lectures meant to widen the knowledge of the Scandinavian historical textile and clothing system, will be drafted around the identity and the historical value of the collections present in Stockholm Royal Armory archive.
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May 12, 2018

Webinar | The wardrobe of the Swedish royal house

A sequence of 2 online lectures meant to widen the knowledge of the Scandinavian historical textile and clothing system, about codes and variations in late Renaissance and early Baroque age.
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February 24, 2018

Seminar : Headwear at Court from 16th Century to the Napoleonic Age”

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January 25, 2018

Textile Commodities Course for Brioni Roman Style

A course in textile identification, customised for young employees of Italy’s famous men’s haute couture fashion house, has recently concluded.
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April 04, 2017

Hand-weaving in India

Eva Basile’s trip to visit the weavers of Varanasi, the craftspeople who embroider saris who pin and weave precious pashmina of unequalled quality.
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