The catalogue of the Museo de Traje, Centro de Investigación de Patrimonio Etnológico, provides information and graphic documentation relating to more than 54,000 cultural assets; almost 26,000 are museographic collections and 28,000 are documental collections, principally photographs.
This represents about 30% of the collection, the cataloguing of which is an on-going job that, day to day, incorporates new information which will be available to the public in the future.
CER.ES (Online Collections) is an online catalogue which provides information and images of an important selection of the cultural assets that make up the collections of all the museums that form part of the Red Digital de Colecciones de Museos de España. CER.ES enables both general and advanced searches in all the museums or in those selected by the user. It is possible to access each museum’s catalogue, individually or in groups according to the type of museum, the location or who it belongs to.
The Museo del Traje has a wide variety of collections, the fruit of its long history. It was founded in 1928, and displayed collections of traditional and courtier clothing. In 1934 the Museo del Pueblo Español was opened by order of the Presidency of the Republic, and it was then that objects relating to the traditional way of life in the Spanish countryside started to be collected, as they were becoming obsolete. All kinds of objects associated with work, religion and leisure were brought together. In 1993 the museum amalgamated with the Museo Nacional de Etnología to create the larger Museo Nacional de Antropología, which started a policy of collecting pieces that reflected the enormous changes that took place in Spain in the second half of the 20th century: the transformation of an eminently rural society into an urban society. In 2004 the Museo was created, and its exhibits focus, almost exclusively, on the work of dressmakers and designers, both Spanish and foreign, from the 19th and 20th centuries.
DOMUS is an integrated system for museographic documentation and management, developed by the Ministry for Culture and Sport (Sub-Directorate General for State Museums and Sub-Directorate General for Technology and IT). It is an application to catalogue and manage the cultural assets owned by the museums.
The information from the catalogue and digital images of the collections at the Museo are available to the public through this webpage.