Promoted for Bergamo Brescia Italian Capital of Culture 2023, MITA Museo Internazionale del Tappeto Antico opens officially its doors to the public Saturday, October the 14th in Brescia, Via De Vitalis, 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Designed by OBR by Paolo Brescia, Tommaso Principi and Andrea Casetto, MITA is the Cultural Center of Fondazione Tassara, owner of the world’s largest private collection of antique carpets, from Asia, Europe and Africa, donated by Romain Zaleski.

The idea that inspired OBR is that of an “open theatre” that links the collection to its public around a central space that opens like a stage to the city, giving something back to the public domain.

“With MITA we want to promote a new idea of museum that goes out of itself, beyond itself, opening to the city. We imagine it as a living theatre, which takes part to the urban life, where something is always happening”, said Paolo Brescia.

The architecture of MITA, OBR’s first project in Brescia, reflects the museum’s ethos in terms of openness, offering a journey of the encounter and comparison of different cultures, recognizing in the diversity of the collection itself the new identity of Brescia.

Photo by Leo Torri STUDIO

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