Buckles, Threaders and Pins


Curator – Maria de Fátima Pimenta

The exhibited buckles, pins and threaders are part of the collection of over 300 pieces gathered by the architect, José Carlos Loureiro, a major figure in the Porto School of Architecture. In 2017, when it was deposited in its entirety at the Soares dos Reis National Museum for public enjoyment, it achieved museum status and later became part of the permanent exhibition.
Underlining the unusual fact of focusing on this particular type of everyday object, such a natural part of all our lives, the collection is outstanding for the quantity and functional variety of such pieces. It thus provides a vast chronological reading closely linked to the progress of clothing and fashion.