Virtual Museum of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a bio-cultural matter of humankind, through which love, nourishment and wisdom is transmitted from generation to generation.
There is on it a mixture of instinct and culture that have raised the interest of artist and handcraft makers since immemorial time until our days. On the last 150 years, with more or less assiduity, depending on trends and value assigned to Breastfeeding by every society, Advertising, Philately and Photography have depicted it many times. Cinema, Humorists, and even Music don’t have ignored this circumstance, and though seemingly incredible, even money coins, bank bills and medals have shown images of Breastfeeding on some occasion.
All kind of stuff have been used to represent Breastfeeding: paper, cardboard, paint, stone, metal, mud, ceramics, plastic ….
We present to you THELASMOS GALLERY, the Museum of Breastfeeding . By visiting it, we invite you to see images on Breastfeeding within a variety of facets of Human Art and Industry.
Through several halls, ordered by sections, you may admire magnificent images of items; a footnote with a brief explicative text is added to every image.
”THELASMOS” stems from a Greek word meaning “Breastfeeding”. The prefix “Thelas” means “nipple”. Through it, the female’s essence talks to us about the ancestral art of suckling. We regard it as an opportunity to honor all women over the world that chose to breastfeed their children. To them, we dedicate our Museum.
Go in to your preferred hall and enjoy
The Director of Thelasmos.