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With an extensive program of activities including lectures, performances and exhibitions grouped in topics, techniques, and styles, the National Museum of Decorative Arts in this capital will hold its 50 years of existence.

Founded in July 1964 by Cuban sculpture and ceramist Marta Arjona, the ancient mansion of Maria Luisa Gomez Mena, countess of Revilla de Camargo, houses in its collections and warehouses about 33,000 high artistic and historic pieces, from Luis XV to Napoleon III, and from 16th to 20th centuries.

Other objects, among them Baccarat pieces currently in display, watches, glasses and porcelain objects of Sivres -the major French manufacture-, accessories, wardrobes, and Art Deco building models, will join to these ones.

Activities for its five decades also include the celebration of the Bonsai International Biennial and an important exhibition of foundational relics in the collections of the institution and works by Cuban artisan in carving and mosaic.

Located in central Vedado neighbourhood in Havana, the National Museum of Decorative Arts exhibits valuable works of French manufactures of Chantilly and Limoges, or English ones such as Derby, Chelsea, Wedgwood, Worcester, and Staffordshire, in its lobby and nine halls.

Source: Prensa Latina

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