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Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

Coordinates: 43°46′10.54″N 11°15′3.57″E / 43.7695944°N 11.2509917°E / 43.7695944; 11.2509917

Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
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Location5 rosso Piazza Santa Trinita, Florence, Italy
WebsiteSalvatore Ferragamo Museum

The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy is a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo and his eponymous company.[1] The museum contains 10,000 models of shoes created and owned by Ferragamo from the 1920s until his death in 1960. Following Ferragamo's death the collection was expanded by his widow and children. The museum also includes films, press cuttings, advertising materials, clothes and accessories from the 1950s to the present day.[1]

The museum opened in May 1995 following the success of a touring history of Ferragamo's company.[1] The museum is housed in the historic Palazzo Spini Feroni, which was purchased by Ferragamo in the 1930s.

  1. ^ a b c Touring Club of Italy (10 May 2005). Authentic Tuscany. Touring Editore. pp. 109–. ISBN 978-88-365-3297-1. Retrieved 2 September 2012.