Cinema Museum - Tomàs Mallol Collection

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The origins of cinema in a fascinating collection.

The Cinema Museum-Tomàs Mallol Collection takes visitors on a journey covering 400 years of visual spectacles and image techniques that preceded the birth of cinema, from shadow puppetry to the arrival of the cinematograph and television. They will discover spectacles that were clear antecedents of cinema, such as the magic lantern and the camera obscura, and they see how visual technology evolved, eventually paving the way for cinema: the projection and animation of images, photography, chronophotography...

The permanent exhibition of the Tomàs Mallol Collection, one of the world's most renowned collections in its speciality, includes an array of audiovisual displays that show what these ancient spectacles consisted of and what images they projected, along with others showing how the devices that preceded cinema functioned. There are also interactive elements with which visitors can experiment, etc. All of these elements ensure that the museum has something for everyone, from enthusiasts to experts. The Cinema Museum is a place where visitors of all ages (from 3 years old) can enjoy the adventure of humanity's attempts to tell stories through moving images. A universal history suitable for everyone.

Get ready to be amazed by the images and spectacles that have taken spectators into a world of dreams across the ages. Discover the antecedents and origins of the seventh art. Come and explore the prehistory and infancy of cinema.


Cinema Museum - Tomàs Mallol Collection
Sèquia, 1
17001 Girona (El Gironès)

Telephone: (+34) 972 412 777
Fax: (+34) 972 413 047


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