Weird News The Lugdunum Museum of Lyon will receive works from the Louvre to enrich its permanent and temporary exhibitions
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The Lugdunum Museum of Lyon, devoted to the Gallo-Roman era, has signed an agreement with the Louvre which will allow it to benefit from Fair loans of the Grand Parisian Museum.
The metropolis of Lyon has signed Friday 11 June a partnership with the Louvre intended to enrich the collections of themuseum, dedicated to the Roman past of the city, and to develop scientific exchanges between institutions.
This convention will allow the Lyonnais Museum, located on the Fourvière Hill near the ancient theaters of the ancient capital of Gaul, "to benefit from privileged loans" for its temporary exhibitions, explains its director, Claire Iselin. Twenty pieces will arrive as early as October for an exhibition devoted to the theme of power, among which two "monumental" statues of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his Livie wife.
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The partnership will also enrich the permanent visit path by Louvre's work deposits. For the time being, the Lugdunum Museum exposes two, a bust of Emperor Caracalla (born in Lyon) and a statue of Diane, goddess of hunting.
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The Louvre, which has already established partnerships with museums Antiques d'Arles and Nîmes, is a "national" museum, of which 35,000 works are in deposit through France, as much as works exhibited in its Parisian galleries, highlighted its President and director, Jean-Luc Martinez.
The convention that it signed Friday with Bruno Bernard, President of the Metropolis of Lyon, and Cédric Van Styvendael, vice-president in charge of culture, finally aims to carry out scientific projects and to exchange practices.
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The Lugdunum Museum, inaugurated in 1975, is a buried concrete building in the Fourvière hill to respect the surrounding archaeological site. Its architecture is also known abroad than that of the New York Museum of Modern Art, assured Friday Jean-Luc Martinez. His museography is nevertheless aging. "We hope to attract more people in this museum that needs a second wind," Bruno Bernard said on the Louvre's expertise, the most visited on the planet.
An important rehabilitation site will soon be launched on a first level of the Lyonnais Museum, which will host a Gallo-Roman Century Chaland uncovered in 2004 during excavations on the banks of the Saone. This flat-bottomed boat for the transport of goods will be the central piece of a trade scenography.
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