Exhibition: Museu Infinito. Joaquim de Vasconcelos e o Museu Industrial e Comercial do Porto
15th January - 17th April 2016, MUDE - Museu do Design e da Moda, Lisbon, Portugal
This exhibition makes known to the public the Industrial and Comercial Porto’s Museum.
Build in 1883, it was one of the first national museums dedicated to the industrial arts, in the wake of the first Applied Arts Museums of Industry and Decorative Arts Museums, founded succeeding the Industrial Revolution, which are today unavoidable references in the global museum scene.
This kind of museums, in combination with art schools and several movements of architects and artists - who were trying to reconcile art / industry and culture / production - played a key role for the affirmation of design and production for the development of art education and the formation of public taste and sensibility.
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