Welcome to the Musaeum
The Musaeum is the official online shop of Science Abbey. The e-store specializes in decorative and wearable art reflecting the legacy of the ancient Musaeum in Alexandria. Each piece is designed and crafted as a work of fine fashion. As our collection grows we will offer 100% silk ties, pendants, cufflinks, tuxedo studs, lapel pins, brooches and earrings. We also fulfill custom wholesale lapel pins, cufflinks, medals, coins and other metal orders.
The Ancient Musaeum, Our Inspiration
Our company name is inspired by the original Musaeum of ancient Alexandria, Egypt, the temple of the nine Muses, which included the famous library, and housed schools of anatomy, astronomy, philosophy, poetry and music. The scholars of the Musaeum of Alexandria, Egypt were the founders of scientific method, geometry, trigonometry, mechanics, engineering, round earth theory, the heliocentric model of the cosmos, and the Academy of Medicine in Alexandria. The Musaeum was the center of learning, science and culture in the ancient world. It inspired the symbolic alchemy (the “Royal Art”) of the Western Mystery Tradition, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, Freemasonry, the Age of Reason and the Scientific Revolution.
We began as a small American family-operated business specializing in rare mediums and custom designed fashion accessories. The Musaeum and our partners are environmentally conscious and our prestigious metal jewelry suppliers have received authorization from famous brands with standard regulations for the environment and fair trade.
We have craftsmen and artists all over the world; East and West.
The Musaeum staff has been involved for over two decades with a number of religious and fraternal organizations. Our company has authoritative experience in the Western Mystery Tradition and in sharing it with experts, organizations, and the general public. Informed by a knowledge tradition that stretches for over two millennia across Orient and Occident, our symbolic line is centered upon the symbolic system of inner alchemy; transformation thru a humanist lifestyle, health and meditation. We are passionate about the promotion of science and universal human rights.
This background allows our company to understand and create a classic aesthetic design with custom heraldry and meaningful symbolism.
A page from our previous incarnation, Staunton&Studds
We began our costume and haberdashery journey in 2004 working with a prominent venue in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. After working with the most ancient and preeminent company of craftsmen of our trade in England, and becoming thoroughly conversant with the Ps and Qs of Old World gentlemen’s fashion, we struck out on our own to found a uniquely cosmopolitan “Brave New World” brand.
Our purpose is to produce fine gentlemen’s fashion that blends traditional standards of quality and taste with current fashion sensibility.
Our company’s rare perspective of men’s fashion is based on years of successful retail experience in the Washington, D.C. area and custom design for customers all over the United States. We have designed and produced for prominent East Coast government institutions, historic sites, retailers on Fifth Ave in Manhattan and American celebrities. Our policy is to build mutually satisfying, long-term business relationships, and constantly advance our reputation. We cater to all manner of clients with a demand for professional service and world-class quality.
The Musaeum inspires us, and we hope it inspires you, too.
Please contact our helpdesk with inquiries.