Antique Bags and Purses Museum in Amsterdam

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Bags and Purses that's the name of a museum that holds a variety of unique bags are located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Bags are a collection at the museum is not the usual case, but rather a collection of bags that have a high historical value. In addition to handbags, purses and briefcases are also kept an antique that was once the trend starts from the middle ages to the present. More than 4,000 collection bags at the museum, so do not be surprised if the place was known as the world's largest museum of bags.

As quoted by page amusingplanet.com, Sunday, September 16, 2012, antiques are kept and cared for there is the result of a collection of Hendrikje Ivo. More than 35 years he was a lover of antiques in the form of unique bags. The appeal of the bag antique Ivo began when he found a leather wallet ancient green sea turtles are expected to be made in 1820. When finding these antiques, prompted him to continue to collect the bags unique.

Before deciding to deviate unique items in the museum, he has collected more than 3,000 unique collection of handbags. When the collection started growing, he immediately decided to show off his collection to the public. In the beginning, the museum has only two rooms of a villa in Amstelveen, but as the collection continued to multiply, Ivo looking for a new location.

The museum was established in June 2007. Set in a 17th-century manor in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, the place is regarded by many as the most prestigious. Not merely a collection of handbags, the museum also makes dioramas of the history produced a bag. Previously, the size of the bag is very small, only used for stray coins, keys, and a sewing needle. Bags are widely used by men and women. Usually kept under clothing so as not to attract the attention of thieves.

Along with the development of fashion, style bags eventually grow. Model pants with pockets for men and skirts for women model changes cause the bag model has always adapted to the development of fashion. Often bags are also designed as a special item for the woman with all the accessories that complicated. And at the time of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the 18th century along with the development of rail transportation, which is accessible to the middle class led to a large and growing size of the bag is made of durable leather.


Name brand handbags also surfaced in the 1950s, ranging from Chanel or Hermès. Thus, not only the historic bags on display in this museum, as well as various branded bags on display in this museum. Among other things, Gucci, Channel, Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake and Stella McCartney into collections. The museum is also often exhibiting beautiful and unique handbags. Ranging from contemporary designer handbags national to international. Not only that, the place is also open opportunities for the exhibition of young designers. In addition to be able to see all the unique and historic collection of handbags, visitors can also participate in workshops and joined the tour in the museum.

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