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“Musée très didactique”

Museum of Marble Crafts
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Tinos
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Owner description: The Museum of Marble Crafts, in Pirgos, on the island of Tinos, is a unique example presenting the technology of marble, a material that holds a particular place in the architecture and art of Greece, from antiquity through to the present. The permanent exhibition, which describes the intricate meshing of tools and techniques used in working marble in a detailed and live manner, puts an emphasis on the pre- and proto- industrial Tinos, the most important centre of marble crafts in Modern Greece. In parallel, it highlights the social and economic context that the local workshops evolved in. The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Marble Crafts of Tinos allows you to see first hand an impressive number of authentic objects, such as: Secular, ecclesiastical, funerary and everyday objects made of marble (door lintels, fountains, family crests, corbels, shrines, mortars, etc.) Clay models and plaster of Paris copies Quarrying, cutting and carving tools Mechanical equipment Archival material Sketches of old marble carvings by master craftsmen (the richest collection in Greece).
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