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From the Archive Collections at MuCEM and Avignon Musées

By Aixcentric:

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.

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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

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"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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