Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes
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Maurice Sand, marionnettiste

Past event

Musée de l'Ardenne
from Tuesday to Friday
9.30am to 12pm | 1.30 to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday
11am to 1pm | 2.30 to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday during the festival
10am to 1pm | 2 to 6pm

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Maurice Sand (1823-1889), the Centre for National Monuments, the FMTM and the Musée de l’Ardenne are joining forces in 2023 to organise an exhibition on puppet theatre. Bringing together more than a hundred works from the collections of George Sand’s house in Nohant, most of which have never been shown before, this event aims to highlight Maurice Sand’s intense activity as a creator and animator of the puppet theatre. The intense activity developed by Maurice Sand around the castelet is reflected in the many objects on display in the exhibition. Visitors are invited to enter the heart of the creative process through a selection of sets, puppets, costumes and accessories.

General Curator Elisabeth Braoun, Administrator of the George Sand Estate in Nohant, Centre des monuments nationaux – Pierre-Yves Charlois, Director of the World Festival of Puppet Theatres (Charleville-Mézières) – Carole Marquet-Morelle, Director of Museums – Scientific Curator Elisabeth Portet, Collections Coordinator, Monuments and Collections Conservation Department, Centre des monuments nationaux – Scenographer Laetitia Gilles, Exhibition Manager, Charleville-Mézières Museums