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The World's Coolest Museum Gift Shops

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Courtesy of Museo de Arte Popular

They're the source of some of the best souvenirs you can find.

Museo de Arte Popular (MAP), Mexico City

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Short of visiting Michoacán, Chiapas, or Oaxaca, your best bet for acquiring authentic pieces of Mexican folk art is a trip to Tienda del MAP—which shares space with Mexico City’s best folk-art museum. The store, opened in 2006, echoes the museum’s exhibition halls by stocking a beguiling selection of traditional silver jewelry, ceramics, woodcarvings, metalwork, and textiles. Jewelry designed by Luis Alonso Espejel in the silver town of Cuernavaca, and ceramic pineapples crafted by Michoacán-based Hilario Alejos Madrigal top the store’s bestseller list.

The World's Coolest Museum Gift Shops

Museo de Arte Popular (MAP), Mexico City

Short of visiting Michoacán, Chiapas, or Oaxaca, your best bet for acquiring authentic pieces of Mexican folk art is a trip to Tienda del MAP—which shares space with Mexico City’s best folk-art museum. The store, opened in 2006, echoes the museum’s exhibition halls by stocking a beguiling selection of traditional silver jewelry, ceramics, woodcarvings, metalwork, and textiles. Jewelry designed by Luis Alonso Espejel in the silver town of Cuernavaca, and ceramic pineapples crafted by Michoacán-based Hilario Alejos Madrigal top the store’s bestseller list.

Courtesy of Museo de Arte Popular
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