Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The creation of Museums

Inside of Jacquemart-André Museum:

In 1841, a committee of civic monuments was created as a result of numerous thefts, robberies, hijackings, which for decades were rife in France and especially in churches, exhibition space at the time.
The power of the time also "participated" in the break-up such as the castle of Blois, which was devastated in 1792 by the administrators of the estate and of the war and by the authorities. Furniture, art and other valuables were dispersed and sold. In 1804, spears, halberds, swords that were found in the attic of the castle of Versailles were sold by weight.

In the mid eighteenth century that public attention was drawn to this point, one can observe, learn, enjoy and visit the various art objects that have made our world, who brought an entire country to become what it is.
The make of Mr Saint-Yenne contributed to a written primarily in 1747 he proposed to select a suitable place to place to house the many masterpieces of the great masters of Europe, which at that time were hidden in Vuille of the Versailles.
This project was three years later, Excecutive and was the subject of an exhibition at the Luxembourg Palace.

At that time, palaces, churches, monasteries, public places acted as museums.

The Louvre was a meeting place for various museums kept in the palace, as;

- The egyptian museum
- The Museum of sovereign
- The collections of the Ethnological Museum
- The collection of drawings of the masters of all schools and old chalcography
_ The picture gallery of the Masters of all schools
The monuments of the Middle Ages, those of the Renaissance and modern sculpture
- Monuments ancient Assyrian, Greek and Roman monuments and ancient American

In 1750 came the first public exhibition of old paintings in the Luxembourg Palace.

In 1789 the National Assembly responsible to gather all the documents in archives, the National Archives were created.

In 1791 creation of the museum of French monuments established in the early St. Augustine, it allowed to maintain the dispersion of monuments and works of art contained in the churches.

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