Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas

The everyday in art

The current building is the outcome of successive extensions added to what was once the mansion of the prosperous Lady María del Carmen Hernández y Espinosa, widow of the Marquis of Manzanedo and Duke of Santoña, originally intended to be her private residence, although she never lived there. It was subsequently leased to high-society figures until, in the twenties, the decision was taken to change its use to that of a Teacher Training College. Today the Museum houses an ever-increasing number of renowned collections, such as the recent acquisition of the Torsten Bröhan collection, made up of valuable furniture and pieces, designed by architects and artists of the Modern Movement.

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