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On Monday December 1st 2008, The Lace Manufactures’Museum in Retournac, was welcoming the teachers of the local secondary schools for a day on an ‘Art and Industry” training course, which had been set-up by the Rectorship of Auvergne and the “Direction for Cultural Affairs” of Auvergne. This was a good opportunity to put forward the Heritage and Cultural potential interest of the Museum, and help forth the partnership between this institution with multiple resources and the teaching staff of secondary schools.
In the afternoon, two workshops were set-up: one led by Dominique Sallanon, exhibition commissioner for the museum and in charge of the educational program “Croq’musée” and Charly Penaud, inspector for the educational authorities, in charge of technical teaching and applied arts, on the theme of Heritage as a transmission tool for contemporary creativity. A second workshop on the theme of Art and Textile was led by Fanny Viollet, well-known artist with an original outlook since she embroiders on food wrappers and other discarded material, and Claudine Guilhot, teacher at the “IUFM” in le Puy-en-Velay.
After the inter-regional meetings of the textile museums, the first national scientific course for the identification of antique lace, the museum appears to be a structure of reference and a place to study for various people.