Exhibition(Exposure) "Globes, world within reach of hand. Collections of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries"

Exhibition(Exposure) "Globes, world within reach of hand. Collections of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries"

  • Exposition
  • Gratuit
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Exhibition(Exposure) "Globes, world within reach of hand. Collections of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries" September 20th, 2019 - January 19th, 2020 On the occasion of a big(great) operation of restoration(catering) of two splendid globes of the Dutch cartographer Wilhem Blaeu, the museum proposes a dive to the public in the Century of Dutch gold. Rare works of Renaissance, coming from the central library(bookcase) of the Academy, and from the scientific instruments, taken(brought) out of the reserves of the museum, supplement presentation(display). Three French globes of the end of the XVIIIth century, of Small fort and Delamarche, also recently restored, come evoke the passage of witness(baton) of the Netherlands in France of the Enlightenment, before the hegemony of Great Britain of Industrial revolution. A short movie documents main stages of the restoration(catering) of the globes of Blaeu and a digital device within sight 3D invites the visitors to make turn(shoot) globes and to observe their details finely drawn and coloured.

About the venue

60 rue Réaumur 75003 Paris
  • Édifice religieux
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  • Musée, salle d'exposition
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  • Tourisme et handicap
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  • Monument historique

L’exposition permanente du Musée des arts et métiers est organisée en sept collections thématiques, elles-mêmes subdivisées en quatre périodes chronologiques (avant 1750, 1750-1850, 1850-1950, après 1950) : instruments scientifiques, matériaux, construction, communication, énergie, mécanique et transports. Des présentations complémentaires insistent sur des points particuliers : le laboratoire de Lavoisier, le théâtre des automates. Dans l'ancienne église est présentée, entre autres, l’expérience de la rotation de la terre au moyen du pendule de Léon Foucault.

Access: Métro : Arts-et-Métiers - Réaumur-Sébastopol Bus : 20, 38, 47

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