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Description of the permanent exhibition

map of the museum1. The access to the old manufacture is through the modern extension, in which the Museum's shop is located.







European history of lace2. On the first floor, the visit starts with the «European History of Lace» section, displaying major lace pieces from the collection and
works of art loaned by several major French museums.

On the same floor, the visitors discover «The lacemakers» section, characterized by everyday objects and extracts from the oral
interviews of the former employees of the local lace industry.





dn3. On the ground floor, the visitors enter «The Main Worshop», the heart of the museum, the place where the home-made lace underwent several transformation steps corresponding to the various know-hows of the workshop, to be then marketed world-wide.






dnOn the same floor, the section about «The Designer» describes the creative activity of the designer and his sources of inspiration.













dn4. On the garden floor, in «The Mechanical Lace Workshop» section, surprising circular machines are displayed where they were originally situated, in the former mechanical lace workshop.
The last section, «The products», exhibits items manufactured in Haute-Loire, from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.





5. The visitors the get back to the extension and the temporary exhibition room, thus completing a particularly coherent tour, characterized by a modern museography adapted to the fragility of the collections.


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