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Mataró Museum. Can Serra

Mataró

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

Can Serra, headquarters of the Mataró Museum. Photo by 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.&nbsp;Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.</p>

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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.&nbsp;Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.</p>

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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.&nbsp;Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.</p>

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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. Matar&oacute; Museum.</p>
Iluro, Roman city: Before Iluro. The Iberian ancestors
Iluro, Roman city: Before Iluro. The Iberian ancestors
<p>Iluro, Roman city. Photo by 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>Iluro, Roman city.&nbsp;Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.</p>

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Iluro, Roman city: Iluro, the municipality of Roman citizens
Iluro, Roman city: Iluro, the municipality of Roman citizens
<p>Iluro, Roman city.&nbsp;Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.</p>

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Iluro, Roman city: Private life
Iluro, Roman city: Private life
<p>Iluro, Roman city. Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.</p>
Iluro, Roman city: Citizenship and public life
Iluro, Roman city: Citizenship and public life
<p>An adolescent&#39;s tomb.</p>

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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), Antoni Gaud&iacute;, 1884. Bronze, 19 x 23&nbsp;cm. Photo by Ramon Manent. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</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.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Akroterion, 1st to 2nd century
Akroterion, 1st to 2nd century AD
<p>Sculpture of a boy with bird, <em>c.&nbsp;</em>1st - 2nd centuries AD.&nbsp;Marble from Paros, 23 x 19 x 12&nbsp;cm. From number 12, Carrer de Sant Crist&ograve;for. Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>
Sculpture of a boy with bird
Sculpture of a boy with bird
<p>Fragment of a sculpture, 2nd century AD. Marble. From Torre Llauder Photo by Ramon Manent. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>
Sculpture of Sylvanus
Sculpture of Sylvanus
<p>Sculpture of Venus, 2nd century AD. School of Aphrodisias, Asia Minor. Marble. From Can Xammar. Photo by Ramon Manent. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>
Sculpture of Venus
Sculpture of Venus
<p>Eliseu Masafrets, light bulb glazier at the Glass Oven, 1947. Photo by Santi Carreras i Sajaloli. Matar&oacute; Municipal Archive / Carreras Collection.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Photograph of the Glass Oven
Photograph of the Glass Oven
<p>Fragment of a glass vessel with the inscription &laquo;Petrus&raquo;.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Fragment of a glass vessel
Fragment of a glass vessel
<p><em>Gorgoneion</em>, 2nd century AD. Marble from Carrara. From Cam&iacute; del Mig.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Gorgon
Gorgon
<p>Tombstone with inscription, 1st century AD. Marble. From La Riera. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>
Tombstone of Lucius Marcius Op
Tombstone of Lucius Marcius Optatus
<p>Mill, 1st century AD. Volcanic rock, 48 x 56&nbsp;cm. Can Majoral. Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Mill
Mill
<p>Sewer plate, 1892-1896. Designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Moulded bronze, 19 x 23&nbsp;cm. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>
Sewer plate by Puig i Cadafalc
Sewer plate by Puig i Cadafalch
<p>Blue ceramic plate from Catalonia, 17th century. From Pla&ccedil;a Gran in Matar&oacute;.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Blue ceramic plate from Catalo
Blue ceramic plate from Catalonia
<p>Portrait of Faustina Minor, second half of the 2nd century AD. Carrara marble from Luni. From Torre Llauder.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Portrait of Faustina
Portrait of Faustina
<p>Close-up of the ritual scene on a ceramic base, 1st century BC. Earthenware. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Base decorated with a ritual s
Base decorated with a ritual scene
<p>Thymiaterion, 3rd century BC. Terracotta. From the necropolis of Tur&oacute; dels Dos Pins, Cabrera de Mar. Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Terracotta thymiaterion
Terracotta thymiaterion
<p>Small treasury made up of 19 gold coins (<em>aurei</em>), 1st century AD. From number 43-45, Carrer d&rsquo;en Pujol.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Small treasury
Small treasury
<p>Umbo of a shield, 3rd century BC. Ferro, 29.4 x 9.8 x 6.3&nbsp;cm. From the necropolis of Tur&oacute; dels Dos Pins, Cabrera de Mar. Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Umbo of an iron shield
Umbo of an iron shield
<p>Krater, jar and vessel made of glazed ceramic, 1st century AD. Photo by Ramon Manent. Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Table crockery
Table crockery
<p>Roman villa of Torre Llauder, in Clos Archaeology.&nbsp;Photo by Ramon Manent.&nbsp;Matar&oacute; Museum. Can Serra.</p>

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Roman villa of Torre Llauder
Roman villa of Torre Llauder

EXTENSIONS

<p>Ca l&rsquo;Arenas Art Centre.&nbsp;Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.</p>

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Museum of Mataró. Ca l’Arenas
Museum of Mataró. Ca l’Arenas Art Centre
<p>View of Colom street and the fa&ccedil;ade of Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric - Matar&oacute; Museum. Photo by Romuald Gallofr&eacute;.</p>
Museum of Mataró. Can Marfà Kn
Museum of Mataró. Can Marfà Knit Fabric

INFORMATION

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TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
https://www.culturamataro.cat/can-serra-historia-de-la-ciutat-museu-de-mataro
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EMAIL
museum@ajmataro.cat

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