The Museum of the Art of Leather
Vic, Spain

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The collection: The Museum of the Art of Leather has been created in Vic, a city with a great tradition in the working of leather.

The collection assembled by the tanner Andreu Colomer i Munmany consists of over a thousand articles made totally or partially of leather. The pieces, of great artistic richness, display various techniques and originate from very diverse places and periods.

The typology of the collection is heterogeneous: trunks, draught screens, altar frontals, writing desks, chairs, saddles, shadow-theatre figures, masks, and so on.

Of particular importance, for their value and number, are the chests and caskets covered in cordovan leather (a type of tanned goatskin) and the wall coverings made of sheep's embossed leather with a gilded or silvered and polychromed finish.

In addition to the permanent exhibition rooms, the Museum has rooms for temporary exhbitions.



Address:

Museu de l'Art de la Pell
Centre Cultural Convent del Carme
C.Arquebisbe Alemany, 5, 08500 Vic (Barcelona), Spain
Tel: 34-93-883 32 79 - Fax: 34-93-885 07 62

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Opening hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 2.00pm and 5.00pm - 8.00pm.
Sundays and public holidays: 11.00am - 2.00pm
Closed Mondays and January 1 and 6, Easter Sunday, December 25 and 26.

Photography:
Photographs can be taken without flash.

Services:
Specialised library, archives, attention to schools, meeting rooms, guided visits, restoration worshop, etc.


Click on the miniatures to see the enlarged photograph:

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Inside views of the Museum
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Riding saddle: leather and cloth embroidered with silver thread. Morocco. 19th Century Casket:
Hide with gold goffering. 16th Century
Equestrian figure:
Shaped, embossed, gilded and polychromed hide. Ivory. Germany. 16th Century

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