In Hauts-de-France, two exhibitions have been awarded the label «Exposition d'intérêt national» for the year 2021 by the Ministry of Culture.

These are:

The back of the glass
The exhibition «L'Envers du Verre» invites the visitor to discover all the richness of the glass universe. Thanks to numerous objects, films and photographs from the collections of the Avesnois ecomuseum, but also from other institutions, the exhibition immerses the visitor in the secrets of its composition and reveals the behind-the-scenes of its manufacture, within a thematic path punctuated by a learned game of oppositions. The exhibition, visible from 1er July 2021 to July 3, 2022 on the site of the Textile and Social Life Museum in Fourmies, continues with a visit to the Glass Workshop-Museum in Trélon, with its impressive oven hall, the work of glassmakers in connection with the exhibition and the new virtual reality device «Au coeur de la verrerie».

From 01 July 2021 to 02 July 2022, Fourmies, Avesnois Ecomuseum, Public Institution for Cultural Cooperation (EPCC)  

The Francken dynasty
The exhibition «The Francken Dynasty» will pay tribute to several generations of painters whose name deeply marked the Flemish artistic world from the end of the 16th century to the middle of the 17th century. In Flanders, the way of learning based on the medieval tradition of crafts and corporations promotes artistic filiation. The Francken dynasty is therefore the story of several generations of artists united by blood ties and by a common knowledge. Everyone follows his own path according to the proposals and desires while benefiting from a brand, that of Francken
From 4 September 2021 to 2 January 2022, Cassel, Departmental Museum of Flanders, Northern Department.

The label of national interest Each year, the Museums of France are honoured for implementing an exhibition project that is remarkable for its scientific quality, its efforts in cultural mediation and its openness to a wide audience. Each selected museum receives an exceptional grant from the Ministry of Culture. Support for the Museums of France is part of the Ministry of Culture’s policy of disseminating and expanding audiences. Learn more:

The Hauts-de-France region now counts 84 establishments with the name Musée de France. Through its support for research, acquisitions and access to the widest possible public, the DRAC Hauts de France is attentive to territorial museums and institutions that have a link with the industrial history of the territory, particularly represented in the public collections of museums in the regions.