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Mataró Museum. Can Serra

Mataró

Can Serra, headquarters of the Mataró Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter

Can Serra, headquarters of the Mataró Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter

Mataró Museum is a patrimonial institution whose purpose is the safeguarding, study, conservation, research and dissemination of archaeological, natural and building heritage related to Mataró. It is divided between its headquarters in Can Serra and three extensions: Ca l’Arenas arts centre, Can Marfà Gènere de Punt and the Roman Villa of Can Llauder.

Can Serra is the ancestral home of Jeroni Serra Arnau, built in the Renaissance style in 1565. It retains its original structure and the large central hall on the first floor, alongside its original wooden panelling.

The permanent exhibition presents two of the thematic axes of the exhibition program related to the history of Mataró:

Iluro, Roman city takes us back to the city’s Roman past, a period we have been able to learn more about thanks to recent excavations.

The Mataró, a Mediterranean city exhibition provides a journey through the history of the city from mediaeval and modern times until the present day.

Temporary exhibitions are regularly scheduled on topics related to local history.

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SPACES

<p>Matar&oacute; Mediterranean city</p>
<p>Matar&oacute; Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Mataró Mediterranean city: Tradition and mastery (from the 5th century to the 17...
Mataró Mediterranean city: Tradition and mastery (from the 5th century to the 17th century)
<p>Matar&oacute; Mediterranean city <br />Matar&oacute; Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Mataró Mediterranean city: Innovation and adventure (18th and 19th century)
Mataró Mediterranean city: Innovation and adventure (18th and 19th century)
<p>Matar&oacute; Mediterranean city</p>
<p>Matar&oacute; Museum Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Mataró Mediterranean city: Towards the conquest of freedoms (20th century to the...
Mataró Mediterranean city: Towards the conquest of freedoms (20th century to the present)
<p>Iberian Necropolis of <em>Tur&oacute; dels Dos Pins</em>, Cabrera de Mar</p>
<p>Photo: Matar&oacute; Museum</p>
Iluro, Roman city: Before Iluro. The Iberian ancestors
Iluro, Roman city: Before Iluro. The Iberian ancestors
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Iluro, Roman city</p>
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Matar&oacute; Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Iluro, Roman city: Conquest and Romanisation. The foundation of Iluro (first cen...
Iluro, Roman city: Conquest and Romanisation. The foundation of Iluro (first century BC)
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Iluro, Roman city</p>
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Matar&oacute; Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Iluro, Roman city: Iluro, the municipality of Roman citizens
Iluro, Roman city: Iluro, the municipality of Roman citizens
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Iluro, Roman city</p>
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Matar&oacute; Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Iluro, Roman city: Private life
Iluro, Roman city: Private life
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Iluro, Roman city</p>
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Matar&oacute; Museum. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Iluro, Roman city: Citizenship and public life
Iluro, Roman city: Citizenship and public life
<p>An adolescent's tomb.</p>
<p>Photo: Matar&oacute; Museum</p>
Iluro, Roman city: The afterlife. Rituals and beliefs
Iluro, Roman city: The afterlife. Rituals and beliefs
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">Iluro, ciudad romana</p>
<p class="Normal1" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">MdM. Foto: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Iluro, Roman city: lluro Urbs and Ager
Iluro, Roman city: lluro Urbs and Ager

OBJECTS

<p>Crown of the standard of the Cooperativa Obrera Mataronense (Matar&oacute; Workers&rsquo; Cooperative), 1884</p>
<p>Antoni Gaud&iacute; (Reus, 1852 - Barcelona, 1926)</p>
<p>Bronze</p>
<p>19 x 23&nbsp;cm</p>
<p>Photo: Ramon Manent. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Bee by Antoni Gaudí
Bee by Antoni Gaudí
<p>Akroterion used in the sewer system of the <em>cardo maximus</em> found during the excavations at number 12, Carrer de Sant Crist&ograve;for</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Akroterion, 1st to 2nd century...
Akroterion, 1st to 2nd century AD
<p>Sculpture of a boy with bird, <em>c.</em> 1<sup>st</sup> &ndash; 2<sup>nd</sup> centuries AD</p>
<p>Marble from Paros</p>
<p>23 x 19 x 12&nbsp;cm</p>
<p>From number 12, Carrer de Sant Crist&ograve;for</p>
<p>Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Sculpture of a boy with bird
Sculpture of a boy with bird
<p>Fragment of a sculpture, 2<sup>nd</sup> century AD</p>
<p>Marble</p>
<p>From Torre Llauder</p>
<p>Photo: Ramon Manent. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Sculpture of Sylvanus
Sculpture of Sylvanus
<p>Sculpture of Venus, 2<sup>nd</sup> century AD</p>
<p>School of Aphrodisias, Asia Minor</p>
<p>Marble</p>
<p>From Can Xammar</p>
<p>Photo: Ramon Manent. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Sculpture of Venus
Sculpture of Venus
<p>Eliseu Masafrets, light bulb glazier at the Glass Oven, 1947</p>
<p>Photo: Santi Carreras i Sajaloli</p>
<p>Matar&oacute; Municipal Archive / Carreras Collection</p>
Photograph of the Glass Oven
Photograph of the Glass Oven
<p>Fragment of a glass vessel with the inscription &ldquo;Petrus&rdquo;</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Fragment of a glass vessel
Fragment of a glass vessel
<p><em>Gorgoneion</em>, 2<sup>nd</sup> century AD</p>
<p>Marble from Carrara</p>
<p>From Cam&iacute; del Mig</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Gorgon
Gorgon
<p>Tombstone with inscription, 1<sup>st</sup> century AD</p>
<p>Marble</p>
<p>From La Riera</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Tombstone of Lucius Marcius Op...
Tombstone of Lucius Marcius Optatus
<p><em>Matar&oacute; des del mar (Matar&oacute; from the Sea)</em>, 1872</p>
<p>Laure&agrave; Esplugues (s/d)</p>
<p>Oil on canvas</p>
<p>54 x 104&nbsp;cm</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Mataró des del mar (Mataró fro...
Mataró des del mar (Mataró from the Sea), 1872
<p>Mill, 1<sup>st</sup> century AD</p>
<p>Volcanic rock</p>
<p>48 x 56&nbsp;cm</p>
<p>Can Majoral</p>
<p>Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Mill
Mill
<p>Sewer plate, 1892-1896</p>
<p>Designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch (Matar&oacute;, 1867 - Barcelona, 1956)</p>
<p>Moulded bronze</p>
<p>19 x 23&nbsp;cm</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Sewer plate by Puig i Cadafalc...
Sewer plate by Puig i Cadafalch
<p>Blue ceramic plate from Catalonia</p>
<p>17<sup>th</sup> century</p>
<p>From Pla&ccedil;a Gran in Matar&oacute;</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Blue ceramic plate from Catalo...
Blue ceramic plate from Catalonia
<p>Portrait of Faustina Minor, second half of the 2<sup>nd</sup> century AD</p>
<p>Carrara marble from Luni</p>
<p>From Torre Llauder</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Portrait of Faustina
Portrait of Faustina
<p>Close-up of the ritual scene on a ceramic base, 1<sup>st</sup> century BC</p>
<p>Earthenware</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Base decorated with a ritual s...
Base decorated with a ritual scene
<p>Thymiaterion, 3<sup>rd</sup> century BC</p>
<p>Terracotta</p>
<p>From the necropolis of Tur&oacute; dels Dos Pins, Cabrera de Mar</p>
<p>Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Terracotta thymiaterion
Terracotta thymiaterion
<p>Small treasury made up of 19 gold coins (<em>aurei</em>), 1<sup>st</sup> century AD.</p>
<p>From number 43-45, Carrer d&rsquo;en Pujol</p>
<p>Photo: Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Small treasury
Small treasury
<p>Umbo of a shield, 3<sup>rd</sup> century BC</p>
<p>Ferro</p>
<p>From the necropolis of Tur&oacute; dels Dos Pins, Cabrera de Mar</p>
<p>29.4 x 9.8 x 6.3&nbsp;cm</p>
<p>Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Umbo of an iron shield
Umbo of an iron shield
<p>Krater, jar and vessel made of glazed ceramic, 1<sup>st</sup> century AD</p>
<p>Photos: Ramon Manent. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Table crockery
Table crockery
<p>Roman villa of Torre Llauder, in Clos Archaeology. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
<p>Photo: Ramon Manent Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>
Roman villa of Torre Llauder
Roman villa of Torre Llauder

EXTENSIONS

<p>Ca l&rsquo;Arenas Art Centre. Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter</p>
Museum of Mataró. Ca l’Arenas...
Museum of Mataró. Ca l’Arenas Art Centre
<p>Fa&ccedil;ade of Can Marf&agrave;</p>
<p>&copy; Romuald Gallofr&eacute;- Museu de Matar&oacute;</p>
Museum of Mataró. Can Marfà Kn...
Museum of Mataró. Can Marfà Knit Fabric

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