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Museo della Figurina di Gesso e dell'Emigrazione

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_annatkinson wrote a review Aug 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom26 contributions14 helpful votes
Situated within the beautiful hilltop town of Coreglia Antelminelli, this small museum dedicated to the manufacture of plaster figurines is worth a visit. The museum building itself is a lovely house that once was used as a school to teach the skills of producing plaster art. The museum displays many lovely examples of the art, both old and new; it also shows how through emigration the artisans took their skills to different parts of the world. Toilet available in the museum.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Richard S wrote a review Apr 2017
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Lovely muses of the history of this small schools that sent artists and artisans across the globe to magnificently decorate churches,theaters and public buildings especially in the U.S..
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Date of experience: October 2016
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mjen235 wrote a review Sep 2016
Barga, Italy33 contributions13 helpful votes
Set in a pretty little hilltop town this little museum is fascinating if you are interested in the history of emigration from the Serchio Valley and its associated plaster of paris (gesso) figurines. The custodian is charming and informative. The collection of emigration records is interesting, as are the displays of gesso figures. The one that really captured my imagination is that of a chimpanzee, sitting on a pile of books, staring at the human skull he is holding. Title? Darwin, of course!
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Date of experience: November 2015
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40camEastAnglia wrote a review Aug 2016
East Anglia32 contributions5 helpful votes
This museum shows how plaster figurines made in the area in the 18/1900s were exported all over the world and how the business branched out to other countries and continents. It shows some interesting figurines and models. We spent about 1.5 hours looking around as we were interested in the casting processes of those times. The curator was very helpful and explained in detail how this local business grew to worldwide proportions. He also explained the history of the building. For €2 entrance fee it is definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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LJW1005 wrote a review Nov 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma415 contributions39 helpful votes
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I was waiting on a friend to get ready and thought I would visit the museum. It was very early in the morning so I was the only one there and had the full attention of the curator. I especially loved the model of the village cut in half so you could view the villagers going about their daily routine. I believe the tour cost was 2 euros.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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