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Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Madeira Embroidery!

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

The volunteers from ARTE.M cultural association had the opportunity to visit really special place in Funchal.

We enjoyed hearing about the history of the families that used to live in Madeira, admiring their traditions, belongings and way of life.

Here is more information, pictures and warm recommendations to visit this place. This museum seeks to recreate the romantic atmosphere of a house on the island of Madeira, paying homage to a secular art and offering the visitor a display of pieces, true relics, which were produced over 150 years ago, and which attest to the refinement, luxury and perfection, which have always been common denominators of this art which, due to its attributes, has become an internationally recognized brand.

A space dedicated to the history and culture of Madeira Embroidery, the Museum of Embroidery and Handicrafts recreates the romantic atmosphere of a Madeiran house. The Museological Center of the Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts of Madeira (IVBAM) is a space dedicated to the history and culture of Madeira Embroidery. In addition to the presence of pieces of furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, from the Victorian style of the end of the century, the nucleus brings together a collection consisting of pieces of Madeira Embroidery, produced between the 1960s and the 1930s century and framed in environments recreated for the purpose. Above all, it is intended to refer to the introduction and the importance of embroidery in the island life, from the 19th century onward, as well as to demonstrate the decisive economic influence of this craft industry on the culture and social life of the island since the second half of the 19th century and in first decades of the 20th century.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 12.30pm - 2pm - 5.30pm Interuption: Weekends and Public Holidays

Adress :Rua Visconde de Anadia 44, 9050-020

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