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Calvet Museum

Listed under Museums in Avignon, France.

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Much of the art, artefacts and sculpture in this museum, and books in the library, come from the collection of one man: Esprit Calvet, who left his collection to the foundation who runs the museum in 1810, though since then other legacies and the Louvre have added to the collection.

The main museum building is and 18th Century mansion – most of the art and items in gold and silver also date from this same period. The huge collection of coins and medals, numbering around 12,000, have been moved to another location.

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