Education

The teaching activities, instituted in the 1980s, are intended to train textile historians, museum and collection curators, superintendency personnel and young designers and artists, uniting avant-garde technologies and historic textile culture and production techniques. Having earned Training Agency accreditation in 2012, we continue to provide high-level training, including courses accredited and funded by the Region of Tuscany.
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Scheduled courses

Our Art School teaches textile skills at every level, from the basic to the highly specialised, with study programs concentrating on both ancient and contemporary textiles. Training comprises theoretical lessons – identification, technical analysis, basic concepts – and practical aspects such as design, weaving, restoration and embroidering. Our annual course calendar is constantly being updated; we also plan customised courses to meet the training needs of public and private entities.
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Faculty

Our teaching staff includes scholars and experts, all of whom are highly competent in their sectors of textile culture. All our teachers boast years of experience in teaching as well as in historic research and design work .
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Corso di Qualifica "Addetto alla Lavorazione Tessile" 2019

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Corso IFTS "Stilista 4.0" 2018

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Master I level "Textile - Creation of Art Fabrics"

1st level academic Master in Textiles – Creation of Art Fabrics: 1500 hours for learning to design and hand-produce precious fabrics. The course opens the way to collaborative working relationships in the ancient textiles restoration sector and in construction of costumes for the stage and film. The course foresees internships and apprenticeships at companies and at textile museums.
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Public services charter

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