Visits to the Maison Jean Vilar and its exhibitions

European Heritage Days 2023

© AJV - Margot Laurens

Saturday 16 September and Sunday 17 September 2023 from 14h to 18h • 14h15 HERITAGE VISIT TO THE HOTEL DE CROCHANS + VISIT TO THE READING ROOM AND THE LIBRARY RESERVES | Duration: 1h Reservation recommended, limited PMR access
14:30 and 16:30 VISITS TO THE COSTUMES RESERVES OF THE NATIONAL POPULAR THEATRE | Duration: 30min Maximum 6 people per session – Reservation required
14:30 and 16:30 GUIDED TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION L'OEIL PRÉSENT CONTINUE, A SENSITIVE NARRATIVE OF THE FESTIVAL D'AVIGNON | Duration: 45min
3 PM GUIDED TOUR OF THE CATHERINE SELLERS EXHIBITION, 50 YEARS OF THEATRE BY CURATOR LISE FAUCHEREAU | Duration: 1 hour
CONTINUOUS SCREENING OF THE FILM ARCHIVES OF THE THÉÂTRE NATIONAL POPULAIRE Between rehearsals, tours or performances, these silent films by Pierre Saveron, Maurice Coussonneau and Georges Wilson document the daily life of the NPT troupe.
AND ALSO - POSTER COURSE OH JACNO! A GRAPHIC TRIBUTE IN THE HALL - REFRESHMENT AND LARGE WOODEN GAMES IN THE CALADE OF THE JEAN VILAR HOUSE - GAME OF FRAGMENTS TO RECOVER TO ACCOMPANY THE GARDEN SIDE EXHIBITION IN THE GARDEN OF DOMS
THE EXHIBITIONS ARE ALSO TO BE DISCOVERED ON A FREE VISIT ALL WEEKEND
💡 INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: Maison Jean Vilar – 8 Rue de Mons, 84000 Avignon accueil@maisonjeanvilar.org / 04 90 86 59 64

About the venue

8, Rue de Mons, 84000 Avignon
  • Château, hôtel urbain, palais, manoir
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  • Espace naturel, parc, jardin
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  • Lieu de spectacles, sports et loisirs
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  • Musée, salle d'exposition

"Presences de Jean Vilar" (1912-1971). Permanent installation of the collections of the Jean Vilar Association. Biography, main lines of action and thought of the founder of the Festival d'Avignon (1947), director of the Théâtre National Populaire (1951-1963), presentation of models and costumes, manuscripts, correspondence, direction and service notes, posters, press kits, audiovisual screenings, etc. Designing theatre as a «public service», Jean Vilar, with his authentic virtues, nourishes reflection on the place of the living spectacle in society. It still contributes today to define the political stakes of the theatre and obliges a moral elevation. Bookshop space (publications, maps, posters, etc.) ALL YEAR ROUND: LIBRARY I More than 30,000 books including 4,000 free access books, 250 periodical titles, posters, press kits, In and Off festival archives... The library’s mission is to fix the contemporary memory of the festival VIDEOTHÈQUE I The Jean Vilar Association offers a catalo

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