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Le Puy-en-Velay - France

Musée Crozatier

The museum and collection

The musée Crozatier is located in Le-Puy-En-Velay (France) in a public parc named Jardin Henri Vinay. The project of the museum began during the second half of the 19th century. All artwork are shown in several galleries dedicated to archaeology, arts, ethnology and lace, palaeontology, and natural sciences and mechanics. 

The assignment

An extension to the ancient building was constructed 4 years before and the scenography is spread over both buildings. In order to properly host all the different topics and objects, the scenographer (Beaudouin Architectes) decided to design different types of cases for each topic. This makes the museum a really good example of the possibilities in terms of location of the cases but also in terms of type of opening mechanisms and internals. The finishes are mainly lacquered sheet metal, extra white glass with back paint and natural stone. 

The project: challenges & result

Some of the showcases needed to be embedded in niches in the wall. This required a precise survey of the existing building to make sure that the cases would perfectly fit. These embedded cases were designed with a shadow gap around the case between the wall and the cases. Every showcase’s interior is different in order to better emphasize the diversity of the presented artworks.

Project

Musée Crozatier

Solutions

Standard Solutions

Country

France

Year

2018

Type of museum

Arts & Histoire

Architect

Beaudouin Architectes

Scope

More than 70 cases and 60 podiums

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