Museu Can Tinturé

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The Museu de Can Tinturé and the Pujol i Bausis Factory, popularly referred to as La Rajoleta, are the two museums that make up the group of Museus d'Esplugues de Llobregat (MEL). Can Tinturé is the first museum dedicated exclusively to decorative tiles in Spain. The collection on exhibit is from Salvador Miquel, who was a collector and the founder of the Associació Catalana de Ceràmica Decorada i Terrissa. The pieces in this collection, which was acquired in 1999, were made between the 14th and 19th centuries. The Pujol i Bausis Factory was the most important industrial ceramic plant in Catalonia and one of the most well-know in Spain during the 19th and 20th centuries. It became quite famous during the period of Modernism, when it was supplier to prestigious architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and Gallissà. This building is presently awaiting the start of an architectural project that will turn it into the future Museu de Ceràmica La Rajoleta d'Esplugues de Llobregat. The mission of the Museus d'Esplugues is to preserve, study and spread the heritage of Catalonian decorative tiles and of the production of ceramics used in architecture, especially the Modernist style. They thus contribute to recovering the city's historical memory and its ceramic identity. The museums organise an extensive events programme including, conferences, workshops, visits and temporary exhibitions. They also provide a solid educational platform aimed at all age levels and at groups with specific needs. The Museu Can Tinturé also provides other services such as a gift shop, a bookshop and an audio-guide service.
Type of centre
Museum
Type of museum
Art
Decorative arts
Services
Library / documentation centre
Shop
Audio guides
Guided tours
Seals and certificates Cercle de Turisme de la Diputació de Barcelona