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Leather´s History

Leather´s History (3)

In this section we will discuss the leather´s history. The evolution of the leather industry from its beginnings to the present day. We'll talk about curiosities, museums and other issues related to the history and culture around the world of leather.

Miércoles, 28 Marzo 2012 11:51

Leather Museum of Ubrique

conventoWe started  our articles on leather-related museums referring to the closest to us:

Leather Museum of Ubrique

Located in the old Convent of Capuchins (right picture). The funds are up items related to Ubrique leather from diverse backgrounds: both machines and tools and parts manufactured in Ubrique throughout its history. The idea of the museum is building on real objects and phenomena being based on the comparative information of the documents consulted and provided by our elders.

Viernes, 12 Abril 2013 12:16

The leather museum of Allariz

A-casqueira1Returning to our articles about leather museums, now we refer to a museum in Allariz, a nice place in the province of Ourense.

It is located next to the Arnoia River, where there are many tanneries like, Torre Lombarda factory, Curtido Vilanova tannery, A Casqueira factory, Curtidos de Meire factory y the Nogueiras family tannery (where is located the museum).

(view of A Casqueira factory)

Jueves, 06 Junio 2013 11:00

Igualada Leather Museum

Cal BoyerFollowing our articles about museums we are going to speak about to the Igualada Leather Museum; this Museum is in region of Anoia in the province of Barcelona. This region has developed over the centuries thanks to the industry.

The Museum was founded in 1954 as the first of this specialty in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the top three in Europe. The collections are divided into 2 buildings; Factory “Cal Boyer” and the tannery “Cal Granotes”.