The Musée de la Franc-Maçonnerie, also known as the Musée du Grand Orient de France et de la Franc-Maçonnerie européenne, is a museum of Freemasonry. Today the museum presents the history of French Freemasonry through its symbols, grades, documents, and objects. It contains approximately 10,000 items displayed in permanent exhibit space, about 23,000 volumes in its archives, and a further space dedicated to temporary exhibits. Among the historically significant items in its collection are Voltaire's masonic apron (1778), Lafayette's masonic sword, a first edition of James Anderson's Constitutions of the Free Masons (1723), satirical prints by William Hogarth (1697-1764), and a Meissen porcelain figurine (1740).
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