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Symposium "The Perfect tradesman" (Le Parfait Négociant)
Initiated during the First Days of Artistic Craftmanship (November 29th to December 1st 2002) and centered around the itinerary exhibition "The Perfect tradesman" this conference is a privileged meeting between heritage preofessionals, economic sector, craftmanship and local development professionals.
Should the Massif Central be thought to be wedge in to the "Deep France" ? Taking a closer look it would appear to be more of a land of exchanges and specialized know-how brought to a level of excellency. Since the most ancient time, commercial highways, pelgrimage routes, criss-cross this region in all directions. Know-how, fashion, raw material, goods are to be found along these routes which then become the means of cultural exchanges.
How does one bring to light, study, come to see and comprehend such a heritage ? How does one make the best of this heritage on the touristic, economic level or in terms of local development ? How to undertake, innovate, with these rare ancestral craftmanships ? Finally how does one improve on the reputation of quality of the Massif Central by bringing forward the excellency of the know-how and its international fame which shows a land of exchanges and overtures ?
The actual day, attended by a hundred participants from diverse origins, was rich in discovery, with numerous lecturers presenting specific traditional particularities from the craftmanship in the Massif Central.
The Massif Central, a land of excellent craftmanship open
to the world : the museums and their heritage as a witness
How to contribute to the positive image of the Massif Central
as a land of excellency, welcoming and open to the world