Individual pieces

The way museums curate art objects can be divided into two categories. On the one hand, there are those that classify by type, material or origin as part of a series or a collection. On the other, there are those that identify objects as part of a style or a movement and often include individual items.

Some are individual because they are unique pieces or because they are the only remaining examples of a style. In the case of others, it is the material or the techniques used that singles them out. Additionally, are those that are noteworthy examples of a culture or a time. Finally, there are also those highlighted on account of their source, since many were commissioned by important institutions, associations, noble or rich families, to prominent craftsmen or workshops.

Throughout the exhibition, these collections are accompanied by some thirty pieces, predominantly from Catalonia, also organised in chronological order from the 11th to the 20th Century, offering a quick and comprehensive reading of the history of the decorative arts.