From 1 June to 1 July 2019, Villa Vigoni will be hosting the Silk: the tradition of progress. From Enrico Mylius to the "Paolo Carcano" silk factory exhibition at Villa Garovaglio Ricci, featuring works by some of the students at the Istituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore Setificio “Paolo Carcano” of Como.
On the 250th anniversary of his birth, Villa Vigoni remembers Enrico Mylius (1769-1854), trader and silk entrepreneur, founder and financial backer of SIAM (Società d’Incoraggiamento d’Arti e Mestieri) in Milan during the first half of the nineteenth century. The aim is to build a bridge between past and present through the subject of silk design and weaving thanks to the collaboration with the Istituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore Setificio “Paolo Carcano” of Como. The exhibition will conclude with a study day focusing on silk (1 July 2019).
The temporary silk exhibition can be visited free of charge with a guided tour by reservation only on the following days and times:
Guided tour dates and times:
- Thursday 6 June - 3:45 p.m.
- Saturday 8 June - 11:00 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday 13 June - 3:45 p.m.
- Friday 14 June - 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday 20 June - 3:45 p.m.
- Saturday 22 June - 11:00 a.m.
- Thursday 27 June - 3:45 p.m.
- Saturday 29 June - 11:00 a.m.
N.B. Guided tours of the temporary Silk: the tradition of progress. From Enrico Mylius to the "Paolo Carcano" silk factory exhibition on Thursdays are provided as an extension of the normal guided tours of Villa Mylius Vigoni at 2:30 pm. Those only wishing to visit the exhibition (at no additional cost) should arrive at 3:45 p.m., as indicated above.