Museum of Art in Fashion
ITS Arcademy is a hub for international exchange, experimentation, education, and training at the crossroads of fashion, art, and culture. Come visit us for a one-of-a-kind experience, where you'll be immersed in creativity and embark on a journey through the projects and stories of the most exciting design talents of the past two decades.
The First Exhibition
An extraordinary opportunity to explore rare early creations by some of the most talented fashion, accessory and jewellery designers of the last two decades. On display, close to 100 garments, accessories, photographs and creative projects touching all continents - from Italy to Korea and Japan - selected by one of fashion’s premier historians and curators.
Curated by Olivier Saillard
Tuesday, 18 April 2023 —
Sunday, 4 February 2024
Thursday to Monday: 10 am to 6 pm - last entry 5 pm
Plan your visit
|Monday:||10am – 6pm - last entry 5 pm|
|Thursday:||10am – 6pm - last entry 5 pm|
|Friday:||10am – 6pm - last entry 5 pm|
|Saturday:||10am – 6pm - last entry 5 pm|
|Sunday:||10am – 6pm - last entry 5 pm|
Every Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm the general admission ticket is reduced to €10 and includes a complimentary guided tour (at 11 am and 3, 4 and 5 pm only).
How to get there
ITS Arcademy is located in Via della Cassa di Risparmio 10, 34121 Trieste, Italy on the 4th floor of a historical building close to Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia.
There are several parking spaces near the museum. The most convenient underground car park is Park San Giusto, 4’ walk away.
The closest bus stops are via Mazzini (lines 9, 10, 24, 30) and Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia (lines 8 and 17). Bus information can be found here.
The closest taxi stand is located in Piazza Nicolò Tommaseo, 2' walk from the museum.
You can also call a taxi by dialling Radio Taxi Trieste.
The closest BITS Bike sharing parking sites are Teatro Romano and Piazza Oberdan, both approximately 5’ walk from the museum.
We believe that human beings were born to create.
Creativity is a vital component of problem-solving in everyday life. Creative thinking helps each and everyone of us become more experimental, innovative, resourceful and adaptable, at school and beyond. It helps us survive and makes us thrive. Creative doing helps us reconnect our minds back to our bodies through our senses, rediscovering the childhood joy of making in our tech-heavy days.
Each educational experience offered by ITS Arcademy is centred around creative thinking and doing. Our constantly developing course and workshop programme is open to school and university students, children and families, local residents and visitors. Anyone, in fact, who wants to use creativity as a vehicle for knowledge and fun.
ITS Arcademy Collection: a unique treasure
Of extraordinary historical importance and rarity, the ITS Arcademy Collection preserves early creative works by some of the brightest talents in contemporary fashion, accessory and jewellery design, some of whom are at the helm of legendary Maisons today.
- 14,758 portfolios from over 80 countries,
- 1,089 garments,
- 163 accessories,
- 118 jewellery pieces
- and more than 700 digital photography projects
have been collected by Barbara Franchin over the last two decades through ITS Contest, one of the world’s foremost fashion competitions. They chart the development of international creativity in its most innovative, radical, artistic and experimental forms of expression.
ITS Arcademy is planning on making the entire Collection available for online consultation.
Our Conservation team restores and protects each item, preserving it for future generations. Their work is particularly pioneering, due to the singular challenges posed by the use of unconventional or degradable materials or by the innovative nature of construction techniques in contemporary fashion.
Generali is the first private partner of ITS Arcademy, to take care of a heritage belonging to everyone and to build an innovative and inclusive collective memory, making it accessible to the public. At its heart, ITS Arcademy has the Collection: the precious custodian of the ideas and projects of young talents. Generali will ensure its conservation as well as future acquisitions. Because the future starts here, from creativity and the desire for enterprise, an element of growth and innovation for the community.
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