Saturday, July 21
Post-Tour 1 (with registration)
13:30 – 16:30 Visit to the Museum of Art & Industry or Modern Art Museum
Sunday, July 22
Post-Tour 2: Premises of Fondation de l’Automobile Marius Berliet, Lyon (with registration)
7:30 Bus departure for the Berliet Conservatory
9:00 – 11:00 Visit to the Berliet Conservatory
11:00 – 12:30 Return to Saint-Étienne by bus (with a stop at a Metro station near Lyon).
MUSEUM OF ART & INDUSTRIE
The Musée d’Art et d’Industrie was renovated and extended by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Its prestigious collections now cover 3 floors of exhibition space and illustrate Saint-Etienne’s major industries: cycling, weapons and textiles. Ribbons, ribbon weaving equipments, warping machines, plates, fuses, bombardes, dandy horses, grand bi, derailleurs: when you come to visit our original permanent and temporary exhibitions, which are interactive, you will enjoy finding out about the region’s history as well as the history of those who have lived through it. At the museum of art and industry you can find out about ribbon weavers, who were ingenious technicians and masters of a complex engineering process. When you come in, you are entering a place which has retained the magic of its 150 years with poetic and up-to-date museography.
It represents an opportunity to share a pleasurable visit. Both young and old can come to play, learn, be amazed, look and reflect!
MODERN ART MUSEUM
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Saint-Etienne presents a programme of exhibitions of contemporary art, drawing upon its collection which is one of the richest in France, and extending invitations to today’s iconic and emerging artists. Created in 1987 as the region’s premier museum of modern art, it has 3,500 sq.m. of exhibition space in a well-lit building. Its collection of modern and contemporary art is one of the greatest in France and it has one of France’s four creative design collections, in addition to a documentary archive of over 40,000 items, to which the public has access. The museum has almost 60,000 visitors a year.
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art puts on exhibitions of contemporary art that are changed three times a year (iconic artists, young designers or centred around major themes). In total there are around 15 exhibitions each year, representing a mixture of famous international artists and young artists from near and far, in solo, joint or thematic collections.
The Berliet Foundation’s museum is situated 35km north of Lyon. You can discover 120 years of industrial vehicle history in its 7000m2 of collections, which host 200 vehicles from 30 French manufactures. In addition you will find more than 30 cars dating from between 1899 and 1939. What’s more, there’s an entire room dedicated to the evolution of the motor, as well as other elements such as gear boxes and injection pumps. The ensemble of this “metallic memory” reminds us that electric, steam- and woodgas-powered vehicles were already being used at the beginning of the 20th Century and demonstrates the varied uses of the industrial vehicle in daily life. Finally, you can daydream in front of the legendary 1957 Berliet T 100, which was the world’s largest truck at the time.