Exhibition until 20 October 2010 in the windows of the Royal Palace
As part of Métiers d'art en scène, the
Communication, is pleased to host until October 20, 2010 The art workshops
of the National Museums Meeting”.
The Chalcography Workshop
Founded in 1797, the Louvre’s chalcography workshop has more than 13,000 plates
engraved. It ensures the printing according to original processes mixing
the excellence of tradition and the requirement of modernity.
In 1989, the Louvre Museum and the Reunion of National Museums relaunched
together a policy of opening the fund to contemporary artists by inviting
each year three of them, engravers or not, to start the dialogue with the
engravers. Thirty four artists of all nationalities testify today
the vitality of this public order.
The moulding workshop
Created in 1794, the Atelier de Moulage’s primary mission was to provide museums with
and schools of Fine Arts reproductions of ancient sculptures. True
repertoire of the history of world sculpture from the origins to the modern times, it
today holds more than 6,000 art moulds from prestigious French museums and
mouldings are made from original processes and according to a
ancestral know-how thus reviving the greatest masterpieces of history
of creation. The perfection and fidelity of his reproductions make the workshop
a remarkable instrument for the dissemination of artistic heritage.
Each chalcography and casting is stamped
certificate of guarantee of origin and quality of manufacture.
Three works by sculptor François are exhibited in the windows
Pompon, co-signed Rmn and Baccarat. «The White Bear» in clear crystal, «The Young
Owl» and the «Little Brown Bear» in midnight crystal, are made in
exclusivity by Baccarat for the Rmn.
The video of the commented exhibition is available on the ministry’s website: