Museum > Antiquity

Vertical churn

December 6, 2018

Mountain dairy farms were the preferred destinations for summer pasture and milk processing. Especially in the Alps, where the grassland was, and still is, mainly used by cattle, these structures characterized the landscape and the economy of the mountain communities, at least until the Second World War.

The tradition of fresh alpine butter and cheese-making is popular again now, thanks to its revival by Slow Food events and the desire to preserve age-old practices of human history.


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Mini reproductions of pastry company vehicles

October 25, 2018


One of the collections you’ll find at the Loison Museum is the miniature reproductions of vehicles that some of the leading pastry businesses and confectionery companies used to advertise their brand in the early 20th century.


The die-cast metal models mirrored the real thing in the smallest details and featured decorations that were popular at the time. Through these examples you can see the evolution of the trucks and vans’ design.


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August 23, 2017

Madeleines are soft pastries made with butter and lemon, and baked in oval shaped molds with ribbed indentations that give them a pretty shell shape. These sponge cakes are a traditional confection from the town of Commercy, in the northeast of France.


It was one of these little cakes soaked in tea that brought back a childhood memory to the mind of Marcel Proust. The involuntary recollection made him suddenly happy and offered him the opportunity to initiate a journey into himself.


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The silent witnesses of true handcraft

August 31, 2014

It is a true fact that a cherished Collection is the product of Passion and that from a Collection comes continuous Research. As most museums, Loison’s Museum originates from a private collection too, the fruit of love for the world of pastry making and for all the memorabilia related to it.

This little piece of history has grown over the years, thanks to Dario Loison’s perseverance while seeking for trinkets in antique markets, hidden shops and even on the web. Each of them is unique for its history, rarity, condition, usefulness and the skilled hands that have touched it over the years. They are silent and yet, still witness to a bygone era of material splendor and therefore a precise insight into the society of that time.
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