Carmen Tortola Valencia, 1882-1955, was an internationally recognized dancer. Her artistic career ran from 1908 until 1930. Since then and until her death, she devoted her time to gathering information on her artistic career and concentrating on her collections.

The collection of lace that the dancer had gathered over the years was acquired by the Major Art of Silk Association which was placed in the Museo de'Arenys de Mar in 1992. It is a collection of over 200 pieces of different styles of lace that dancer had collected but also used in her dance choreographies.

Since September 2011, El Museo de Arenys de Mar has dedicated an exhibition to the dancer Carmen Tórtola Valencia, specially to her collection of lace owned by the Grand Art of Silk Association which is on display at the el
Museo Marés de la Punta.