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Musee des Augustins

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse
21 rue de Metz, 31000 Toulouse
Tel +33 (0)5 61 22 21 82 – Fax +33 (0)5 61 22 34 69
e-mail: contact us

> Getting to the Museum
Bus, Metro, Parking Esquirol

> Opening Hours
10.00 am – 6.00 pm except Tuesdays, 25 December and 1 January
Late opening Wednesdays to 9.00 pm
The museum and exhibition will be open on Tuesdays from 1 January 2006.

> Entry charges : 3€ (includes entry to the exhibition)
• Concessions: 1.50€
• Free: Under 18s, scholars and students accompanied by a teacher, teachers of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, journalists, conservators

> Association of Friends of the Musee des Augustins :
21 rue de Metz, 31000 Toulouse
e-mail: contact us

> Exhibition Administrator
Mr Alain Daguerre de Hureaux, Chief Curator of the Musee des Augustins

> Publication
Catalogue, approx. 100 pages, four-coloured – Format 210x270 mm – Paperback - 20€

Authors: Sophie Chavignon, Art Historian; Laurence Callegari-Baron, Restorer and Elizabeth Ravaux, Research Engineer at C2RMF, Dominique Faunieres, Delphine Masson, Emmanuelle Meyohas, Juliette Levy, Restorers; Charlotte Riou, Alain Daguerre de Hureaux, Curators

Published by the City of Toulouse / Musee des Augustins.


This exhibition has led to the creation of a 3-D computer model of the sculpture, used to help reconstruct its different repaints. Appearing as a film on the Internet and as panels in the exhibition, it will enable the public to get an idea of the way in which the work has been changed over the centuries.


> Guided Visits
Information +33 (0)5 61 22 21 82

> Lectures
Charlotte Riou, Curator of Sculpture, will present three lectures organized by the Association of Friends of the Musee des Augustins on the theme of Art au XVe siecle : Du faste des Valois aux prémices de la Renaissance (Art in the 15th Century: From Valois Ostentation to Early Renaissance).
• Tuesday 31 January, 6.30 pm: Part 1: nternational Gothic)
• Tuesday 14 February, 6.30 pm: Part 2: lamboyant Gothic
• Tuesday 14 March, 6.30 pm: Part 3: La Détente (The Relaxation)

> Readings
• (Scheduled for 19 January and 30 March, subject to modification): texts carefully chosen for their resonance with the works, read by one or more voices.


> A trail for family visits and a children’s area
The museum wants this exhibition to be accessible to children. Twin exhibition trails are being organized, the second being more particularly aimed at children. A booklet available at the reception desk will enable them to follow the exhibition. At the end of their visit, they can settle down comfortably in a specially reserved area: art books for children, tables for them to draw at, a display of work created in workshops etc.

> Visits of Discovery
A fun way for children to discover the exhibition, led by art historians (a maximum of 15 children).
• Duration: approx. 1 hour.

For Schoolchildren

> Folders for teachers, to help them prepare their visit,
are available on request at the museum’s reception desk.
Information +33 (0)5 61 22 21 82

> Education Website:
To help teachers prepare their visit and thus enable them to spend longer in the exhibition, teachers’ folders are available online. Access is free and direct and only takes a few clicks.

> Teachers’ Meeting
The museum’s Education Service is offering a free training meeting to teachers wishing to prepare a visit with their pupils. Meet at the museum’s reception desk on Wednesday 18 January at 2.30 pm.
Information from the Education Service on +33 (0)5 61 22 33 17

> Workshop Visits: Secrets of the Artists
These begin with a visit to the exhibition and the discovery of the artistic disciplines used in the creation and restoration of a 15th Century masterpiece: sculpture, polychrome, gilding etc. Then, in the workshop, the children create a work of art using pigments and paints on wood according to formulae from the period.

> Accompanied Trails
Visits led by art historians, information
and reservations on +33 (0)5 62 27 61 18 (32€ for a class)


Exhibition Press Service

Genevieve Ponselle
Musee des Augustins
21 rue de Metz, 31000 Toulouse
Tel +33 (0)5 61 22 39 02 – Fax +33 (0)5 61 22 34 69
e-mail: contact us

Photographs Available to the Press

Nostre Dame de Grasse , detail: © Musée des Augustins, Toulouse - Photo: Daniel Martin
Retable du Parlement de Toulouse , detail: © Musée des Augustins, Toulouse - Photo: Daniel Martin

pdfFile for downloading : Available only in French.
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