The Kolinahr Collection
The core of the Museum, The Kolinahr Collection features
Vulcan clothing, technology and artifacts representative of Vulcan culture from antiquity through to the 24th Century.
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Vulcan is located in a relatively quiet corner of the Beta Quadrant, allowing it to evolve mostly unfettered by outside influences. Vulcans were once an extremely violent and emotional people who waged almost constant warfare, until Surak's philosophy of logic and emotional control saved the race from destruction. Despite this life of control and order, modern Vulcans maintain a strong appreciation for beauty and craft, even in their everyday clothing.
After the Time of Awakening, Vulcan still retained elements of its martial past. The Vulcans became an interstellar civilization by 9th century BCE and discovered warp technology in the 20th century. These Vulcan uniforms reflect the complexity of Vulcan style & symbolism and the dichotomy between form & function.
Vulcans follow a long tradition of scientific study and technological advancement. They had developed space travel, psionic devices and nuclear weapons millennia before their neighbors. Vulcans continue to
be technological innovators going into the
24th century and beyond.
Throughout their history,
Vulcans have always held an
appreciation for beauty in all things,
from temple architecture to the littlest details,
including their wardrobe accessories.
Vulcan's long spacefaring history
has afforded them the opportunity to
make first contact with many races in
the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.
Vulcans therefore have had millennia
to hone the craft of diplomacy.
Sarek of Vulcan is still considered
one of the Federation's
Vulcan's ancient culture has a rich tradition in all the arts.
From ancient weaponry to metal smithing to music,
Vulcans have always infused their work with
symbolism and ornamentation.
For an intensely logical race, the Vulcans
did have spiritual beliefs. Prior to the Time of Awakening, Vulcans worshiped a pantheon of gods. Surak's teachings eventually became
the primary focus of Vulcan spirituality and mysticism. Traditional attire ranges from humble robes to elaborately handcrafted ensembles, demonstrating the Vulcan appreciation for art, ornamentation & craft.
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