Zucchi Collection Museum, Milan
In 1988, Giordano Zucchi, the head of a textiles with a focus on evolving trends and taste in furniture and accessories, discovered an impressive collection of wooden and pewter blocks in and English factory, once used in the printing of fabrics by hand.
These blocks now comprise the Zucchi Collection in Milan, which spans three centuries of European textile tradition and is the largest collection of this type of item in the world.
The museum itinerary also includes a number of videos that illustrate the various manual and automatic production methods and interactive workshops with master craftsmen.
By booking a guided tour, it is possible to view a demonstration of how fabrics were printed by hand, a technique that is no longer used yet marks a cornerstone in the evolution of textile technologies.
Monday 3.30pm to 7 pm
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 7 pm.
Admission is free
Guided visits by appointment.