Saturday 13 May 2023 will be the 19th edition of the European Night of Museums. In Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, events are numerous and quality!
For one evening, multiple museums across Europe will open their doors for free to the public. In France, it will be an opportunity for many students to become cultural mediators for one evening and to present the works on which they worked during the year, as part of the “La classe, l'œuvre!”
Created in 2013 and supported by the Ministries of Culture and National Education and Youth, this device connects classes from primary to high school and museums of the territory, to allow students to appropriate museum heritage and interpret it with their own language.
Some examples of events in our region show the diversity and quality of this event.
Alpes de Haute-Provence (04) : le musée et jardins de Salagon à Mane met à l’honneur sa nouvelle exposition « Jouets retrouvés »
Open free of charge from 5pm to 00am, this edition of the European Night of Museums at the Salagon Museum promises to be full of events! The program of the evening: guided tours, animations, concerts and illuminations on the theme of games and toys, will make you fall back in childhood.
UN AIR DE RÉCRÉ – cache-cache – sparrowhawk – ploumes et cie (5pm-7pm)
Restitution of the project «The class, the work» led by the museum of Salagon, the ethnomusicologist Henri Maquet and the class of CM1-CM2 of Saint Michel l'Observatoire.
Led by students in the fourth grade class: ploughing contests, hand games (Chifoumi, 3 little cats, Biscarabosse…), group games (Sparrowhawk, Squirrel, Labyrinth, Hook-and-drop…), mime games, giant hide-and-seek
The illuminations of Salagon – “peasant exterior” (9pm to 00am)
An aesthetic and artistic highlight of the Salagon Priory from the museum’s collectibles. A proposal by Nicolas Schintone.
CONCERT: BOTH LI SIAM (9:30pm)
A journey around the Ventoux to the sound of songs and percussions from texts by famous or unknown poets. Polyphonic quartet in Occitan.
From 18h to 21h15, the exhibitions of the Museum-Museum are in free access. The Musée-Muséum invites you to discover its collections and proposes to punctuate your visit with recorded interludes, between 18:30 and 19:50, and musical, between 19:45 and 20:45.
From 9.15 pm to 12.00 am, the Museum-Museum organizes, by reservation, visits with flashlights to discover, in a new light, the emblematic pieces of its collections.
Reservation required on 04 86 15 30 70. Duration of visit 1h15.
Alpes Maritimes (06) : La classe, l’œuvre ! au Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence à Grasse : HACK AU MAHP !
As Christine Saillard, Director of Audiences and Cultural Programming at Grasse Museums, explains:
It is a collaboration between two senior classes of the Lycée Simone Veil de Valbonne, in plastic arts specialty, and a SEGPA class of the Canteperdrix College in Grasse. They worked on the mapping idea. A class designed a luminous fresco or mapping, with the digital artist Frédéric Alemany, which will be projected during the Night of Museums on the facade of the museum. This achievement will also be presented at the LAC 2023 specialty oral.
The other terminal class and the SEGPA class have taken over the museum’s interior. After associating smells with the works, drawing and writing, they will project their own interpretation of the chosen works.
They collectively chose to call their achievements: Hack at MAHP! On the evening of May 13 these young pirates will give us to see and hear the works differently.”
Bouches-du-Rhône (13) : promenade musicale au Palais Longchamp à Marseille : concerts aux musée des Beaux-Arts, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle et Musée Grobet-Labadié
From 7pm to midnight, the students of the Conservatoire Pierre Barbizet in Marseille will offer visitors musical interludes echoing the collections of museums. Stroll through the Longchamp Palace to the beat of music!
To satisfy the artistic and cultural curiosity of everyone, the Museum of Fine Arts will deploy in its rooms, of «flying mediation». Mediators will be present to answer visitors' questions throughout the evening.
Take the opportunity to discover the exhibition National Geographic Society’s Best Wildlife Photographs », at the Natural History Museum!
For more information: https://musees.marseille.fr/nuit-europeenne-des-musees-promenade-musicale-0
Var (83) : le musée de l’Annonciade à Saint-Tropez propose des activités autour de son exposition « Rouault, au pays du Père Ubu »
At 4:30 pm, a guided tour of the exhibition «Rouault, au pays du Père Ubu» is organized by the museum.
Then, from 5pm to 7pm, take part in a creative workshop, open to all upon registration, with the artist Myrtil Favre around this same exhibition.
The museum remains open, in free access, until 22h.
Vaucluse (84) : les musées municipaux d’Avignon vous ouvrent leurs portes pour une soirée festive ! Focus sur le Musée Calvet et le Musée Lapidaire.
Operation «Breadcrumb: Antiquity in words and works» at the Lapidary Museum in Avignon
From 20:00 to 22:30, as part of the Class, Work! , the young generations invest the Lapidaire museum to make it a place of exchange and expression.
On the programme: theatrical visits led by the students of the Viala College in Avignon and a free tour with a booklet. This work is the result of a school project conducted throughout the year.
«Dance with the works» at the Calvet Museum
From 20:00 to 22:30, the Calvet Museum invites you to take a new look at its collections: «Danse avec les œuvres», presented by the Avignon dance school Le Studio Harmonie, is a rich and poetic journey through original choreographic creations (classical, contemporary and modern jazz dances), inspired by the museum’s works and architecture.