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Exhibition: Wearing jewels. Fashions and models

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From Nov 20, 2013 to Sep 7, 2014

Costume Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre

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Through the exhibition of diverse jewellery, the exhibit proposes getting to know the evolution of these precious objects that are very linked to the different historical moments at which they were created.

Jewellery has been a part of human beings' attire since time immemorial. In each of its historical periods, jewellery has had specific characteristics. It has also been closely related to the clothing of each period. It could be said that, just as man and woman dress in clothing, they do the same with jewellery. Therefore jewellery is characterised by its continuous transformation of form along with its symbolic transformation.

The exhibit analyses the way that jewellery was worn in each period, the techniques used in its creation, the materials with which it was made, and its aesthetic connotations. Most of the pieces are from the jewellery collection of the Museo del Traje, although some are on loan from private collections.

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From Nov 20, 2013 to Sep 7, 2014
Avenida Juan de Herrera 2 (Ciudad Universitaria)
28040. Madrid

Contact details
Tel. +34 915504700
Fax. +34 915446970

Schedules and prices


From Nov 20, 2013 to Sep 7, 2014
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 09:30 to 19:00

Public holidays and Sunday
From 10:00 to 15:00
Closing days: Monday

* Information may be subject to modifications