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Museum of Popular Art (Museu de Arte Popular) description and photos - Portugal: Lisbon. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museu de Arte Popular.
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The Lisbon Folk Art Museum was opened in 1948. The exhibits were housed in the building that hosted the 1940 World's Fair. A building was specially constructed for this World Exhibition under the direction of the architect Veloso Rice. Eight years after the exhibition, the Portuguese authorities decided to open a similar museum in Lisbon. Under the direction of the architect George Segurado, the building was completely redesigned and a folk art museum was opened. The museum is very easy to find, it is located between the Monument to the Discoverers and the Belem Tower. Visitors to the museum will be interested in looking at traditional Portuguese handicrafts and learning more about traditional Portuguese handicrafts.
The expositions are divided by regions, including the Azores and Madeira, which helps to see the differences between the different regions of the country. The museum has an extensive collection of Portuguese folk art: ceramics and wickerwork, agricultural tools, various metal products and examples of weaving art. In addition, sightseers can find out, for example, what fishing accessories were used in the Algarve and look at porcelain with wicker basket decor with Traz-us-Montes, typical Portuguese furniture samples, jewelry, national costumes, musical instruments, ceramics and paintings. And, of course, among the exhibits of the museum there is the famous Barcelos rooster - the national symbol of Portugal.
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