|Artifacts (or “catifacts”?)|
There are a number of cat museums scattered across the globe, including the Katzen Museum in Riehen, Switzerland. Like most of the others, this one features a broad collection of cat figurines and images, plus artifacts—or “catifacts,” as the cat museum people like to call them—from ancient times.
In Ainville in northwestern France you can visit the Musee du Chat (“museum of the cat,” that is). Appropriately, considering cats’ long history as mousers, the museum is housed in a former barn. It houses more than two thousand objects related to cats—paintings, sculpture, engravings, jewelry, porcelain, etc.