Tech & Science An interactive map to find open museums
During confinement, François-Victor Brunet brings his gallery to life on the web like the big museums in Rochefort-sur Loire
For this virtual gallery, the visitor walks in the decor of Minecraft. © Supplied by Franceinfo Like the big museums, François-Victor Brunet decided to keep his gallery in Rochefort-sur-Loire alive during confinement. He made it interactive using the famous Minecraft video game as a backdrop. Running an art gallery in a small town is often a challenge. So when the coronavirus and its corollary of containment measures fall down, the challenge quickly turns into a challenge.
Do you know the Museum of Shirts and Male Elegance, in Argenton-sur-Creuse (Indre)? That of the Comb and the plastics industry, in Oyonnax (Ain)? Or that of the scrap metal poet from Lizio (Morbihan)? No? Know that you can discover them now since they are part of the list, sometimes a little baroque, of more than 300 "small museums" and cultural sites whose doors have reopened to the public since May 11. Places that the Ministry of Culture had the good idea to group in.
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A dozen museums in Ile-de-France and in the Oise
The principle is simple: a national map allows you to view all the open sites, symbolized by a small pictogram. A click on the icon allows you to have very brief information on the place. In Ile-de-France and Oise, for example, a dozen museums are listed, such as the Atelier de Rosa Bonheur de Thomery (Seine-et-Marne), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Val-de- Marne de Vitry, or the National Museum of the Château de Compiègne (Oise).
The idea is of course to offer a national panorama of the cultural offer and to give, for this weekend, some ideas for going out. It was established, according to the communication services of the ministry, "on the basis of the feedback from the Dracs (regional directorates of cultural affairs) after the opening authorizations given by the prefectures for sites complying with the regulations. »
« The list is intended to be as exhaustive as possible. It will be updated very regularly. But we wanted to make it available to the public as quickly as possible, ”explains the ministry. The map does indeed have the merit of giving an overview of the accessible places. And, alongside more renowned sites, to offer the opportunity to visit, near you, “small museums” which you may not have suspected…
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