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Partnership between museum and rectorship

Guided visit by Dominique SallanonOn 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.




Guided visit by the artist Fanny ViolletMore than forty teachers from the four “departments” of Auvergne and professional people for cultural mediation were gathered in Retournac. The day started with the discovery of the permanent exhibition of the museum and the two temporary ones : “The Outlines of Emptiness – Lace and Interlace in Design” and “Fanny Viollet re-invents our daily life” (Contemporary Art).





Heritage workshop in the specialized documentation centerIn 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.


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