Sacred Art Museum of Funchal

The Sacred Art Museum of Funchal (Portuguese: Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal) is located in the Episcopal Palace of Funchal, Madeira. It is made up of collections of painting, sculpture, goldsmithery and paramentaria from the 15th to 19th centuries. In particular, it includes Early Netherlandish painting from the 15th and 16th centuries, which reached Madeira in the 16th century in the so-called golden age of sugar production. The Flemish panels are distinguished not only by their high quality but also by the large dimensions, uncommon in the museums of Europe. Also worthy of mention is the collection of Flemish sculpture, especially from Mechelen and Antwerp.[1]

Sacred Art Museum of Funchal
Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal
Funchal — Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal (foyer).JPG
Entrance to the Sacred Art Museum of Funchal
Established1 July 1955; 66 years ago (1955-07-01)
Location, Funchal, Madeira Madeira
Coordinates32°38′58″N 16°54′31″W / 32.6494°N 16.9085°W / 32.6494; -16.9085Coordinates: 32°38′58″N 16°54′31″W / 32.6494°N 16.9085°W / 32.6494; -16.9085
DirectorJoão Henrique Silva
Websitewww.masf.pt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal". Retrieved 7 February 2017.