From the Archive Collections at MuCEM and Avignon Musées
Most museums have massive amounts of ‘stuff’ filed, heaped, mounded away in archives, basements and
warehouses. The question is: what do they do with it all?
It really is an issue. Marseille’s MuCEM inherited the contents of the Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris and now has around one million items. Over in Avignon, the town’s museums can only show 10% of their treasures at any one time.
Both, right now, are exhibiting items from their reserves, but in very different ways. MuCEM has introduced a programme based on the alphabet, choosing one item per letter, and based on a theme.
…Continue reading here to discover details on the current exhibit at MuCEM in Marseille. The Avignon Musées enlisted the help of celebrated local designer Christian Lacroix to curate the current collection of some 400 items – Mirabilis runs until January 13, 2019.
Contributor blog post by Aixcentric