In the white room of Palazzo Mocenigo, until the 10th of April 2016, The Alchemy of Colour: a “journey” through the different natural dying techniques of textiles. The exhibition, while explaining one of our first technological enterprise, reveals how human evolution, both cultural and economical and scientific advancement have always gone hand in hand. Curated by Stefano Panconesi, Sissi Castellano, Chiara Squarcina and Augusto Panini the display presents primary materials and products of the dyeing process. Mainly base textiles and hanks, they are the result of a natural process created using a colour palette derived from natural colours- roots, stems, bark, leaves, flowers, fruits and some insects- from witch the original pigments are obtained: yellow, red, blue, orange, green and purple.