The history of the museum
through the years

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The creation of MNC

On October 20, 1998, the then mayor of Novo Hamburgo, José Airton dos Santos, decreed the creation of the National Footwear Museum. The objective was to rescue the historical memory of the leather-footwear activity, in recognition of those who make Novo Hamburgo the largest national hub in this segment.

Absolutely Carrasco

Did you know that the Spanish stylist, José Maria Carrasco Menna (in memoriam), when he was still young, chose Novo Hamburgo to live? He was one of the great names of footwear design innovation. His works, which enchanted everybody, were present at the opening year exhibition of the MNC, in which he was also presented.

First MNC Exhibition outside the State

Part of the collection of the National Footwear Museum, some historical pieces, curiosities, and a documentary record were exhibited at FRANCAL 2000, in São Paulo.

Opening of the MNC Permanent Exhibition

The year in which the MNC Permanent Exhibition was launched, it brought together well-known names from local and national sports. Stories were told and curiosities were shown through a timeline.

Donation from the Shoemaker's Bench

“...distant from the shoes of modernity, the shoemaker steps on the carpet of time...”

(Rose Clemet)

Working hard, the artisan measures the young woman's foot on his workbench to produce the pair of shoes. Calloused hands create cherished, exclusive models to satisfy Cinderellas. The shoemaker's stand is the legacy of Mr. Nestor Erni Dullus, who exercised this noble profession throughout his life, and personal and work items were donated by his family to the MNC.

Oscar Award Winning Shoe

Thought and created by several stylists, several models of shoes received both national and international awards. Several of them were donated to the MNC. One of them was “Escamas de Peixe”, a shoe created by Ruy Chaves, who received an Oscar in 1971.

Exhibitions in partnership with Feevale University Courses

Here, the social, cultural, and educational purposes will always be fulfilled, because the MNC works in different actions, with the courses of the Feevale University.

An example of this was the exhibition of dresses from Cinema, Fashion and Art on the Screen, promoted by the Fashion course of Feevale. There were several reinterpretations of movie costumes, from the Middle Ages until the Belle Époque.

Commemorative Exhibitions: Sporting Events

World sporting events have always motivated the organization of exhibitions at the MNC.

In a chronological line, there was the exhibition “Um Século de Moda”, which brought the historical context of footwear from 1909 to 2009, showing representative pieces of that time.

External Exhibitions with Partners

The MNC has several partners, and through them we offer important events.

An example was the exhibition “Between Fauna and Flora: Nature inspires!” - Madness for Shoes Fair, at FENAC. The show featured shoes inspired by birds and insects from Rio Gamá, which is located in the state of Pará, as well as the relationship of cariocas with the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro.

External Exhibitions at Industry Events

In addition to permanent partners, the MNC is also present in several events in the leather footwear sector: exhibitions, lectures and workshops.

EXHIBITION “A CENTURY OF FASHION” - MMX MARATHON - ABICALÇADOS

Now imagine a timeline. This is how the Exhibition Um Século de Moda brings the entire historical context of footwear, with pieces ranging from 1909 to 2009.

Commemorative Exhibition 50 Years Aspeur and 20 Years National Footwear Museum

The Legacy and Memories exhibition, celebrating 20 years of the MNC and 50 years of Aspeur, sponsor of Feevale and MNC, paid tribute to the three musketeers of footwear: Ruy Chaves, José Maria Carrasco Menna, and Carlos Gilberto Simon. They are notable personalities in the leather-footwear sector, having great weight in the history of the development of Vale do Sinos.

Zuzu Angel Centenary Exhibition

Marking the return of post-pandemic exhibitions, the show honored one of the most important designers in Brazil. Zuleika Angel Jones, known as Zuzu Angel, was born in Minas Gerais, in 1921, and projected herself internationally, showing, in her collections, the national riches.

Launch of the book “Aos seu Pés - Percorrendo a História do Calçado” and the new MNC website

On November 29, 2022, the book “Aos seu Pés - Percorrendo a História do Calçado” and the new MNC website are launched.

MNC turns 25!

In 2023 we are celebrating our 25th anniversary!

Latest Exhibitions

Exhibition The Dressed History (open for visitation)
The Clothed History is the new exhibition of the Museu Nacional do Footwear. Produced in the discipline of Brazilian Fashion History, in the Fashion course of the Feevale University, A História Vestida integrates the activities alluding to the Bicentennial of German Immigration.
Launch of the book “Aos seu Pés - Percorrendo a História do Calçado”
The book Aos Seus Pés was born from the need to disseminate the work of the National Footwear Museum, which highlights, through its collection, the trajectory of footwear.
Zuzu Angel Centenary Exhibition (2021)
The show honors one of the most important stylists in Brazil. Zuleika Angel Jones, known as Zuzu Angel, was born in Minas Gerais, in 1921, and projected herself internationally, showing, in her collections, the national riches.
Exhibition History of Fashion (June to September 2022)
The show has 16 dolls that portray, in their clothes, different times, under the bias of inclusion.
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Book

Aos seus Pés

The book “At Your Feet — Traveling through the History of Footwear” was born out of the need to publicize the work of the National Footwear Museum. Full of images, colors and shapes, the book begins with the historical and evolutionary context of footwear, presents the definition of its models and characteristics and ends by analyzing footwear as an item of seduction.

Aos seus Pés

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Government of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, law 13.490/2010

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