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A comprehensive collection of more than 2,500 gowns, dresses and skirts as well as furniture, electrical appliances and accessories owned by Francisco Capelo that span some eighty years from the early... Read More
A comprehensive collection of more than 2,500 gowns, dresses and skirts as well as furniture, electrical appliances and accessories owned by Francisco Capelo that span some eighty years from the early '30s has found a permanent home at this showpiece museum. Some of the rag trade's most celebrated names, people like Paco Rabanne, Tommy Hilfiger, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior are represented here. Among the greats of industrial design are Harry Bertoia, Russel Wright and Oscar Niemeyer. The collection is so vast that exhibitions change on a regular basis, while an upstairs gallery hosts new work by up-and-coming designers.
- Free Things to Do: "The museum is housed in the former Banco Nacional Ultramarino. Downstairs, the bank's former strong room is open to the public."
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Downstairs is devoted to showcasing the vault and strong room that was part of a bank, the premises of which now house the museum."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Visiting MUDE is a chance to ponder some truly amazing design achievements as well as providing a tour of an underground of bank vault.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The rotating exhibition at MUDE means there's always something different to see: the interior design collection is permanent. The Museum's appeal, however, is universal.