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A museum refocused on the Point d'Alençon
Lace entered the museum of Alençon in 1889 with a first donation from Mrs. Éléonore Despierres of twenty-seven samples of Point d'Alençon. Their exhibition was then the first public collection of lace in France. Today, the fund of the Lace section of the Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle (Museum of Fine Arts and Lace) of Alençon has just over 1,200 pieces ranging from the 16th century to the present day. Among them, about 220 pieces or samples consist of Point d'Alençon. They are highlighted thanks to a new, more refined, and more didactic scenography refocused on this renowned stitch and its evolutions through the centuries.
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