Wax Museums

Buildings housing museums that specialize in works made from wax, often realistic duplications of actual objects or sculptural portraits of people, especially historical characters. Human figures in wax museums are often dressed in real clothing and posed as if carrying out representative activities.

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Go Historic ID
2723
Names
wax museums
wax museum
wax work cabinets
waxworks
museums, wax
wassenbeeldenmusea Dutch
wassenbeeldenmuseum Dutch
museos de cera Spanish
museo de cera Spanish

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Buildings housing museums that specialize in works made from wax, often realistic duplications of actual objects or sculptural portraits of people, especially historical characters. Human figures in wax museums are often dressed in real clothing and posed as if carrying out representative activities.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005856. The J. Paul Getty Trust.