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Museum of Cinema-Tomàs Mallol Collection

Girona

<p>View of the display "The image starts moving&rdquo; from the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Cinema. Photo: J.M. Oliveras</p>

View of the display "The image starts moving” from the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Cinema. Photo: J.M. Oliveras

The Museum of Cinema opened on 8 April 1998 in a building in the centre of the city of Girona.

The permanent exhibition offers a journey through 400 years of the history of the moving image, with information on the history of cinema as a technique and as a visual spectacle, from the beginnings of cinema until the arrival of the television. It also shows the roots of our visual culture, which is so important and so present in modern life. The permanent exhibition is interactive, and with twenty audiovisual displays the museum has something to offer for people of all ages.

The Tomàs Mallol Collection includes cinematographic and pre-cinematographic exhibits, and is the basis of the permanent exhibition. Collected over a period of thirty years by Tomàs Mallol and acquired by Girona City Council in 1994, it is one of the most important collections on the genre in the world.

SPACES

<p>&ldquo;Out of the shadows&rdquo; area, dedicated to shadow theatre</p>
Out of the Shadows
Out of the Shadows
<p>Display "The enchantment of a lamp". Biunial magic lantern (circa 1880). Photo: MdC.</p>
The enchantment of a lamp. The Magic Lantern
The enchantment of a lamp. The Magic Lantern
<p>Display "Fixing the image of the world: seeing the world through a hole". Photo: MdC.</p>
Fixing the image of the world. Optical boxes and photography
Fixing the image of the world. Optical boxes and photography
<p>Display "The image starts moving". The first exhibit is an interactive phenakistoscope. Photo: MdC.</p>
The image starts moving
The image starts moving
<p>Display "The race to cinema". First came the mutoscope. Photo: MdC.</p>
The race to cinema
The race to cinema
<p>Display "The Lumi&egrave;re brothers". <em>Cin&eacute;matographe Lumi&egrave;re</em> Projector (1897). Photo: MdC.</p>
The Lumière brothers
The Lumière brothers
<p>&ldquo;The Tools of Cinema&rdquo; area is devoted to the devices used at the origins of cinema</p>
The Tools of Cinema
The Tools of Cinema
<p>Cover of a manual of instructions. Proyector NIC, SA. Cine NIC. Barcelona, 1931-1950</p>
Children’s Cinema. The Cine NIC
Children’s Cinema. The Cine NIC

OBJECTS

<p>Indian shadow theater figure (ca. 19<sup>th</sup> century)</p>
Javanese shadow theatre figure
Javanese shadow theatre figure
<p>Booklet for Western shadow theatre, "<em>El diablo de la cesta</em>" (Barcelona, 1864)</p>
Figure for a Western shadow th...
Figure for a Western shadow theatre
<p>Perforated metal sphere, China, 18<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> centuries</p>
Chinese sphere
Chinese sphere
<p>Magic lantern for phantasmagoria shows (circa 1850) Photo: J.M. Oliveras.</p>
Magic Lantern for Phantasmagor...
Magic Lantern for Phantasmagoria Shows
<p>The glass plate of a magic lantern used for phantasmagoria shows "T&ecirc;te de mostre &agrave; langue rouge" (circa 1800-1850). Photo: J.M. Oliveras.</p>
The Glass Plate of a Magic Lan...
The Glass Plate of a Magic Lantern
<p>Double lens magic lantern, Butcher &amp; Sons Ltd. Biunial, Great Britain, c. 1880</p>
Double lens magic lantern
Double lens magic lantern
<p>Mondo Nuovo or Optical Box (circa 1825) Photo by J.M. Oliveras.</p>
Mondo Nuovo or Optical Box
Mondo Nuovo or Optical Box
<p>Optical view <em>Vue du Palais du Duc d&rsquo;Aveiro &agrave; Lisbonne</em>, Daumont (editor), France, c. 1780</p>
Optical view
Optical view
<p>Polyorama Panoptique, P. H. A. Lefort, France, after 1850</p>
Polyorama Panoptique
Polyorama Panoptique
<p>Box camera used to take daguerreotypes. L&oacute;pez and Gamara (circa 1840-1870).</p>
Box Camera used to take Daguer...
Box Camera used to take Daguerreotypes
<p>Phenakistoscope. R.S. Sieberman Lithographer. Le periphanoscope (circa 1833-50).</p>
Phenakistoscope
Phenakistoscope
<p>Praxinoscope projector. &Eacute;mile Reynaud (1882). Photo: MdC.</p>
Praxinoscope Projector
Praxinoscope Projector
<p>Beale&rsquo;s Choreutoscope, Baker, Great Britain, 1866-1880</p>
Choreutoscope
Choreutoscope
<p>Chronotography "Daisy galloping saddled" Plate 624 by Eadweard Muybridge. Calotype (vintage), 1887.</p>
Chronotography "Daisy gallopin...
Chronotography "Daisy galloping saddled"
<p>Sign for the "Pantomimes Lumineuses". Th&eacute;&acirc;tre Optique d'&Eacute;mile Reynaud (1892).</p>
Sign for the "Pantomimes Lumin...
Sign for the "Pantomimes Lumineuses"
<p>Cin&eacute;matographe Lumi&egrave;re Camera-Projector (1896).</p>
Cinématographe Lumière Camera-...
Cinématographe Lumière Camera-Projector
<p>Kinetoscope, T. A. Edison, reproduction</p>
Kinetoscope
Kinetoscope
<p>Cin&eacute;matographe Lumi&egrave;re Cinema Projector (1897).</p>
Cinématographe Lumière Cinema...
Cinématographe Lumière Cinema Projector
<p>Cinema projector of unknown brand (Great Britain, ca. 1897)</p>
Demeny camera
Demeny camera
<p><em>Cin&eacute;matographe Lumi&egrave;re</em> poster, Marcellin Auzolle, E. Pichot (editor), France, 1896</p>
Cinématographe Lumière poster
Cinématographe Lumière poster
<p>Le Cin&eacute;par Cinema projector, France, c. 1898</p>
Projector: Le Cinépar
Projector: Le Cinépar
<p>A film theatre projection booth, Ossa VI Projector, Maquinaria Cinematogr&aacute;fica SA, Barcelona, 1940-1948</p>
Cinema projection booth
Cinema projection booth
<p>Cine NIC projector, first model, Proyectores NIC SA, Barcelona, 1931</p>
Cine NIC projector
Cine NIC projector
<p>Isuar Cinema children&rsquo;s projector, Manufacturas Beb&eacute;s Isuar, Barcelona, 1932</p>
ISUAR cinema
ISUAR cinema
<p><em>Les trifulques d&rsquo;en Cat&uacute;fol</em>, cartoon film (excerpt), Cine NIC, Barcelona, 1936-1939</p>
Cine NIC film
Cine NIC film

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