Created by Paul Feller s.j., a forward-looking Jesuit priest, the MOPO is dedicated to the passing on of knowledge and the promotion of apprenticeship.
The museum boasts a collection of more than 11 000 tools distributed across 65 display cases in a remarkable scenography. At least as many beautiful tools are carefully stored in the museum’s reserves.
The contemporary power of the scenography adds to the story and power of each tool, painstakingly brought back to life.
A place dedicated to the passing on of knowledge
The 11 000 tools on show at the MOPO are unique witnesses of the intergenerational transfer of craftsmen. They invite the visitor to embark on a historic journey and are key to understanding trades today.
A unique example in its kind, the MOPO is an open window on past and present trades, for all those who are interested in craft trades as well as in industrial technologies, in history as well as in trades.
Through a rich programme constantly renewed, the MOPO highlights craftsmen and craftswomen, emphasising their knowledge, expertise and life-skills.