23.06 > 30.09.18
Summer of Brussels lace
The Fashion & Lace Museum has joined forces with the Art & History Museums to present to the public some major items of Brussels lace from the 18th Century, its golden age. This cycle kicks off with the exhibition of four blessing veils. Relatively rare, only about 15 examples of these veils are known in the world, they were and are commonly described in museum collections as benediction veils. hey were designed to be viewed open and do not show any sign of wear, which implies that they were not very often used.(©kmkg-mrah)
Over the centuries, Brussels lace has garnered international renown, even in the grandest European courts.
The Lace Room tells visitors about the history and manufacture of this unique textile. This remarkable Brussels lace, which has now disappeared, is showcased through rare pieces from the museum's collections while modern-day lace is presented as an artistic discipline and adornment for couture items.
Scenography: Mei Architects