“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire” GUSTAV MAHLER

The Rubelli Foundation, located in Palazzo Ca’ Pisani Rubelli, a centuries-old family home, was established in 2018 with the aim of preserving and promoting the cultural, historical, and contemporary heritage of the Rubelli S.p.A. company. The building is the prestigious place where the Rubelli Historical Archives and the Alessandro Favaretto Rubelli Collection are kept.

This heritage is promoted by the Foundation in the Rubelli Historical Museum through a series of thematic guided tours curated by experts in the field.

As we open drawer after drawer, an admirable record of the history of textile art unfolds before our eyes. Included in these drawers are items that range from pre-Columbian finds, through the majestic precision of Renaissance fabrics, the sumptuous Baroque textile production, the extravagant bizarres, the exotic chinoiseries, the rich series of “meandering” fabrics, the tendency to give prominence to graphic elements of chiné à la branche, to the austere stripes of the last half of the nineteenth century and the very modern contemporary productions.