Enrico Paulucci delle Roncole, Boats tapestry, c. 1953, MITA Archive, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa

Enrico Paulucci delle Roncole, Boats tapestry, c. 1953, MITA Archive, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa

The Estorick Collection is putting on a series of free online talks on and around the themes of its current exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976.

The show, which opened in September and will resume in late May for a month, features the work of the Manifattura Italian Tappeti Artistici (MITA) firm, which collaborated with renowned artists and designers including Gio Ponti, Fortunato Depero, Arturo Martini and Emanuele Luzzati.

On 11 March, curator Gianni Franzone and Estorick Collection Director Roberta Cremoncini will describe MITA’s activities in the field of interior design during the inter-war years.

On 18 March, a 30-minute talk by curator Matteo Fochessati and Roberta Cremoncini will focus on the company’s work for luxury ocean liners.

Then on 25 March and 1 April, a further two events with Roberta Cremoncini and Assistant Curator Christopher Adams will widen the discussion to look back at over 20 years of working at the UK’s only museum dedicated to modern Italian art.

 Viva Rugs!, 6.00pm, Thursday 11 March 2021

 MITA at Sea, 6.00pm, Thursday 18 March 2021

Estorick Collection: Behind the Scenes at the Museum, 6.00pm, Thursday 25 March 2021 & 6.00pm, Thursday 1 April 2021

All talks are free and take place online via Zoom.

Places are limited and booking is essential via https://estorick-collection.arttickets.org.uk/