MUSEUMS

Haircombs, Fashion, Hairdressing, Art and Crafts

FRANCE 

MUSÉE DU PEIGNE ET DES MATIÈRES PLASTIQUES

Centre Culturel, place Georges Pompidou.

01100 -Oyonnax

Contains mainly celluloid combs, made in different workshops during the golden age of the comb. 

Collections Arbez-Carme, Clement Joyard, Auguste Bonaz. The museum also contains the magnificent collection gathered together  by Robert Bollé. More than 5000 pieces.

http://www.amppo.fr/

MUSEE DU PEIGNE EN CORNE

Avenue Gambetta, BP 32.

27530 - Ezy-sur-Eure

Former comb factory. Ancient workshops to be visited. Small museum in the former home of the director. Rooms with a variety of acquisitions.

http://musee-du-peigne.pagesperso-orange.fr

MUSEE DU TEXTILE ET DU PEIGNE EN CORNE

09300 - Lavelanet

A few horn combs but a video on the making of a horn comb. 

Visit also the last horn combs factory «Azéma-Bigou at Campredon (09300 Lesparrou).

http://museedutextile.free.fr/

MUSEE DE LA COIFFURE

Place de l'Eglise

89310 - Sainte-Vertu

http://www.lemuseedelacoiffure.com/

MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS DE PARIS

107, rue de Rivoli

75001 - Paris

Tél : 01 44 55 57 50

Métro : Palais Royal 

Look for La galerie des Bijoux

http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/

MUSÉE NATIONAL DU MOYEN AGE

Thermes et hôtel de Cluny

6, place Paul Painlevé 

75005 - Paris

A dozen liturgical medieval combs gathered together in one room

http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/homes/home_id20392_u1l2.htm

MUSEE DU LOUVRE

Palais-Royal

75001 - Paris

Collection of combs from Ancient Egypt

http://www.louvre.fr

MUSÉE LE SECQ DES TOURNELLES

2, rue Jacques Villon

76100 - Rouen

Cut steel combs (twenty pieces)

http://www.rouen-musees.com/Musee-le-Secq-des-Tournelles/Les-collections

MUSEE DUPUY-MESTREAU

4, rue Monconseil

17100 - Saintes

Approximately twenty combs from the French Empire period with semi-precious stones and tortoiseshell combs from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century. It is worth seeing them if you are in the region.

http://saintes.ffsam.org/main.htm

CHATEAU-MUSEE DE DIEPPE

Rue de Chastes

76200 - Dieppe

You will see mostly ivory combs (no more than a dozen)

http://collections.musees-haute-normandie.fr/collections/


SPAIN

MUSEU FREDERIC MARES

Plaça de Sant Iu, 5,6  

08002 Barcelone

One hundred combs previously displayed in the «Gabinet del coleccionista» sala femenina, but in storage  today.

Please ask for an appointment with the curator.

http://w3.bcn.es/V69/Home/V69XMLHomeLinkPl/0,4737,695019883_697119766_1,00.html


PORTUGAL

CALOUSTE-GULBENKIAN MUSEUM

Av. de Berna 01

1050 Ns. de Fátima

Lisboa

You will find a great number of haircombs signed by Lalique.

http://www.museu.gulbenkian.pt


GERMANY

WELLA MUSEUM

Berliner Allee 65

64274 Darmstadt

http://www.wellamuseum.com/


SWITZERLAND

HAARUNDKAMM

Balsthalerstrasse 222

CH-4717 Mümliswil

Former combs factory

http://www.haarundkamm.ch/

http://www.wanderland.ch/fr/sightseeing_detail.cfm?id=339494


UNITED KINGDOM

THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

South Kensington

London SW7 2RL

Silver & Jewellery Collections

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/index.html


USA

MILLER COMB MUSEUM

Homer, AK 

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/16747


ARGENTINA

MUSEO HISTÓRICO BRIGADIER GENERAL CORNELIO DE SAAVEDRA

CRISÓLOGO LARRALDE 6309

BUENOS AIRES

Tel: 4572-0746 / 4574-1328

Fax: 4572-0746 / 4574-1328

Click on "Peineton"

http://www.acceder.gov.ar/es/buscador/cd:Museo_Historico_Brigadier_General_Cornelio_de_Saavedra.46

MUSEO DE ARTE HISPANO AMERICANO ISAAC FERNÁNDEZ BLANCO

Look for "Peineton"

http://www.museofernandezblanco.buenosaires.gov.ar/mifb_colecciones.htm


JAPAN

SAWANOI MUSEUM of Traditional Japanese Hair Ornaments

3-764-1 Yugi-machi, Oume-shi

Tokyo 

The museum, based on a collection by Tomoko Okazaki, houses more than 4,000 items, dating from the Edo Period to the Showa Era, some 400 are on display. 

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fc20000826a1.html

If you ever know about other comb museums, please let us know their contact details. We will put them on this list.