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Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella

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<p>Entrance to the Josep M. Codina I Bagu&eacute; Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella&nbsp; on Carrer de les Escoles Pies.</p>

Entrance to the Josep M. Codina I Bagué Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella  on Carrer de les Escoles Pies.

Since its construction in the 17th century, the building of the Josep M. Codina i Bagué Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella has served several different purposes until it was converted into a major cultural facility for the town.

The collections it contains trace the history of the town through archaeological materials, household ceramic items, textile machinery, the tools of traditional crafts, clothes and blonde lace, among other pieces. Visitors follow an itinerary that begins with the Roman remains and ends with an explanationof the importance of the textile industry for the city. Many of the town’s families have donated textiles, from embroidery and bobbin lace to historical jackets.

One of the museum’s highlights is the Catalan modernista Barri pharmacy, which has conserved its apothecary’s pots, precision balances, mortars and densimeters. At the back of the shop, furthermore, there are ceramic pots, flasks and glass tubes.

SPACES

<p>The archaeology room contains mainly Iberian and Roman pieces.</p>
Archaeology
Archaeology
<p>There is a large ceramic panel in the Museum courtyard with the image of Saint James.</p>
Ceramics
Ceramics
<p>The Museum exhibits a large collection of textile machinery, for both domestic and industrial use.</p>
Textile machinery
Textile machinery
<p>Reconstruction of a kitchen from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several domestic utensils.</p>
Domestic life and crafts
Domestic life and crafts
<p>The exhibition of clothing makes it clear how important knitwear was.</p>
Clothing
Clothing
<p>The Barri section exhibits a large number of pharmaceutical utensils from the 18th to the 20th centuries.</p>
The modernista pharmacy
The modernista pharmacy

OBJECTS

<p>A Roman amphora designed for transport on maritime trade routes.</p>
Roman amphora
Roman amphora
<p>This set of ex-votos clearly reveals forms of people and animals.</p>
Iberian ex-votos
Iberian ex-votos
<p>Small clay Roman unguent pot from the 2nd century BC</p>
Roman unguent pot
Roman unguent pot
<p>Ceramic panel showing santa Madrona protecting the city of Barcelona.</p>
Panel of Santa Madrona
Panel of Santa Madrona
<p>The Calella Chapel of El Roser of Calella served as a backdrop for this 19th&ndash;century panel.</p>
Panel of Sant Jaume
Panel of Sant Jaume
<p>Piece that forms part of a modernista set of seven ceramic tiles.</p>
Modernista tile
Modernista tile
<p>Old manual loom made of wood used to weave cloth.</p>
Manual loom
Manual loom
<p>Sewing machine for leather made in Great Britain by the Singer company.</p>
Singer machine for sewing leat...
Singer machine for sewing leather
<p>Wine press from the 19th century with a hand-carved shaft.</p>
Wine press
Wine press
<p>The Museum has original items for traditional crafts, such as this carpenter&rsquo;s bench.</p>
Carpenter’s bench
Carpenter’s bench
<p>19th-century scales which were given to the Museum as a private donation.</p>
Set of scales
Set of scales
<p>Marble scales from the early 20th century, used in the Barri pharmacy</p>
Scales from the Barri pharmacy
Scales from the Barri pharmacy
<p>19th-century mortar with curious handles in the form of a human head.</p>
Large pharmacy mortar
Large pharmacy mortar
<p>Pill press, a basic tool of any pharmacy like Barri`s of Calella.</p>
Pill press
Pill press
<p>Long 19th-century cotton dress, adorned with delicate green velvet</p>
Modernista dress
Modernista dress
<p>Bodice from the 18th century with a profusion of colours: green, black, beige, orange and yellow on a red background.</p>
18th-century bodice
18th-century bodice
<p>Silk velvet coat from the 18th century, with covered buttons, sequins and tiny transparent stones.</p>
Coat
Coat

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http://www.calella.cat/museu
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m.calella@diba.cat

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