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Frederic Marès Museum

Collector’s Cabinet

<p>Sala Femenina. &copy;&nbsp;Museu Frederic Mar&egrave;s. Photo: Patr&iacute;cia Bofill</p>

Sala Femenina. © Museu Frederic Marès. Photo: Patrícia Bofill

This section was originally called the Sentimental Museum by Frederic Marès. The current name, Sala Femenina, seeks to revive the tradition of early Collector’s Cabinets featuring antiques and curios. The visit takes us through 17 galleries, where we find thousands of odd and entertaining objects reflecting the life and customs of the past, with emphasis on the nineteenth century. Many aspects have been retained from the original section, including the layout of the collections, the terms Marès gave to the rooms, the varied presentation of the objects and the intimate atmosphere of the galleries, revealing to visitors the fascinating world of collecting.  

OBJECTS

<p>Daguerreotype Collection. The photography gallery features examples of one of the earliest photographic techniques, the Daguerreotype. &copy;&nbsp;Museu Frederic Mar&egrave;s. Photo: Guillem F-H</p>
Daguerreotype Collection
Daguerreotype Collection
<p>The collection of lead soldiers has an important place amongst the museum&rsquo;s broad selection of toys and games. &copy;&nbsp;Museu Frederic Mar&egrave;s. Photo: Guillem F-H</p>
Lead soldiers collection
Lead soldiers collection
<p>Fan collection made up of more than 300 fans, dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. &nbsp;&copy;&nbsp;Museu Frederic Mar&egrave;s. Photo: Antoni Lerma</p>
Fan Collection
Fan Collection
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