You are in doubt as to the public, in these times of pandemic, feels the urge to go back into the museums ? Try to book your tour online at the Institut Giacometti (Paris 14th), one of the few small establishments in the city have opened its doors again : everything is full for the coming week ! And it is necessary to see visitors of all ages rushing already this Friday morning, in a line-wise and distanced, at 5 rue Victor-Schoeller, you have to see their eyes happy, and guess the smiles behind the masks to say to that, really, it was time to offer them, even in this damned red zone of paris, a little of this beauty and these foods, cultural have missed so much.
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"We are convinced that a museum has a role in society"
In a small room, a maximum of three persons are permitted, visitors are required to wear a mask, the hydroalcoholic gel is available a bit everywhere and it feels in perfect security, well protected, in any case, that in the aisles of the local supermarket. "It's costing us more to open than to remain closed, because, for ten visitors, five members of the team must be present ", explains Catherine Grenier. "But we are convinced that a museum has a role in the company, especially during such a crisis : recreate the link, give access to the beauty, it is essential. "And what a joy, it is true, that walking the floors of this art deco building is sublime !
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As the workshop of Alberto Giacometti, reconstituted to the same, as the few works on display, the characters slender and fragile, are moving to observe. All, in this visit, post-déconfinement, a taste of honey... An exhibition was started three weeks before the sudden closure, "In search of the works that "disappeared", quest quite fascinating for some fifty sculptures known of the artist, but of which one has lost track. Here, therefore, these works are ghostly evoked through small sketch books of the artist and photos of his workshop, and for three of them actually reconstructed according to designs by contemporary artists. A sort of renaissance. The theme could not be a better fit, really, with this re-opening...
5 rue Victor Schoelcher 75014 Paris
In search of the works that "disappeared", until 21 June, online booking