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Commons:Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer

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Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer is a museum founded in 1884 by Víctor Balaguer, a Catalan politician and writer. Is one of Catalonia's oldest and most singular museums. The building keeps almost all the original decoration and collections, so the visitor is able to know how the museum was like in the 19th century. Located on the ground floor, Mr Balaguer’s legacy consists of a collection of books and works of art that the founder collected during all his life: paintings, sculptures, ceramic and glass pieces, and ethnographic items from faraway cultures, as well as a relevant collection of paintings coming from the Museo del Prado. This collection has been improved over the years.

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During 2011 and 2012, the Museum will upload the first set of a series of images as part of a larger content donation and ongoing relationship with Wikimedia. The first set of images were hand chosen by collections staff and vetted by a variety of departments to ensure that they are free of copyright restrictions. The images include best-of-type representations of the museum's permanent collection and will be useful for a number of sources within Wikimedia.

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