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Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and Purses

Travel through time, history and fashion in the company of the impressive collection of bags in the Museum of Bags and Purses. The only museum in the world with such an extensive and specialized collection, the museum tells the history of the western handbag from the late Middle Ages right up to the present. 

The museum owns more than 4000 bags, pouches, purses, suitcases and other accessories displaying a great variety in form, function, material, techniques and adornments. Social developments and styles in the applied arts and fashions are reflected in the bag throughout history.

 Exhibitions
As well as the permanent historical collection, the museum has temporary themed exhibitions and organizes exhibitions of contemporary designers from home and abroad, giving young designers the chance to show their work to a larger audience.

 
 

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LOCATION

Museum of Bags and Purses
Herengracht 573
1017 CD amsterdam

PHONE

+31 (0)20 524 64 52

WEBSITE

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