Guided Tour of the Rubelli Historic Archive
Guided Tour of the Rubelli Historic Archive

Rubelli's Historic Archive houses a collection of 6,000 textile records dated between the end of the fifteenth and the first half of the twentieth century.

The collection was formed in the second half of the nineteenth century and continued to expand over the following one hundred years. Today it includes fabrics from the Middle and Far East, Africa, and the Americas, as well as from Europe. The Archive also preserves examples of Rubelli’s historical production, such as the luxurious silk velvet made for the Italian royal family in the early twentieth century and many other fabrics co-produced with artists, architects, and designers, such as Gio Ponti and Vittorio Zecchin. It also holds hundreds of preparatory sketches and drawings for textiles and over 2000 weave diagrams (hand-painted technical drawings) dated between the late nineteenth and the mid-twentieth century.

  • Members only.
  • Donation of 20 euro (10 euro for Young Pass and Young Pass + friend members).
  • The tour is in Italian.