Tech & Science : Rennes. Discover the treasures of the Rennes hospital heritage

Rennes. For its exposure on leather and tanners, the ecomuseum is looking for photos, documents ...

 Rennes. For its exposure on leather and tanners, the ecomuseum is looking for photos, documents ... © DR The Fouéré de Rennes tannery. This exhibition will open at the end of 2023. She will be interested in this flourishing industry in the country of Rennes in the 19th century. But the Rennes ecomuseum has few archives. It will open at the end of November 2023 to the ecomuseum of the Bintinais farm in Rennes .

Le conservatoire du patrimoine hospitalier de Rennes. © Ouest-France The Conservatoire du Patrimoine Hospitalier de Rennes.

It is an almost unique place in France: the Conservatoire du Patrimoine Hospitalier de Rennes. He has just settled in new premises on rue de Saint-Malo, near the Hôtel-Dieu. His treasures, often surprising, are to be discovered this weekend.

Walk in the rooms of the new Conservatory of Hospital Heritage of Rennes , it is to dive into the history of medicine over the centuries. “Of the 5,000 pieces we have, we exhibit 800, divided into major themes. Medicine, surgery-anesthesia, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, dental care ", explains Josette Duthoit-Dassonville, secretary of the Board of Directors of the Conservatory.

European Heritage Days. An astonishing immersion in the future archives of 2100

 European Heritage Days. An astonishing immersion in the future archives of 2100 © Ouest-France the documentary maker Philippe Baron in front of the "box" of the island of Cinémorium which will be accessible to the public this weekend. For three years, the documentary maker Philippe Baron recorded 35 testimonies from our time, as well as sounds, music, atmospheres ... This compilation will only be accessible in 78 years pending 2100, a "sample" is accessible From this weekend.

Josette Duthoit-Dassonville, secrétaire du conseil d’administration du conservatoire et son président Hubert Serpolay. © Ouest-France Josette Duthoit-Dassonville, secretary of the Conservatoire Board of Directors and its President Hubert Serpolay.

with often unique pieces such as this portable radiology material brought by American soldiers during the Second World War. Or this steel lung to treat tuberculosis, these old drug boxes or this impressive seat at the beginning of the last century, serving for brain operations. We imagine that patients should not necessarily be reassured to sit there.

At the whim of the aisles, we amaze and above all we discover. For example in front of these glass syringes with not really thin needles ... In front of the dentist's equipment whose strawberry was activated by a pedal on foot ... in front of beautiful ceramics where pharmacists were preparing their remedies ...

Rennes metro. 46 years ago, in Cesson-Sévigné, they lived in a hamlet in the middle of the

 Rennes metro. 46 years ago, in Cesson-Sévigné, they lived in a hamlet in the middle of the © Mathieu Pattier / Ouest France Christine and Denis Pépin in their garden in Cesson Sévigné, a hundred meters from the metro station Viasilva. Speaker, trainer, author of numerous works and articles, Denis Pépin is a recognized specialist in the organic garden. Colette, Christine, Denis, Jean-Pierre and Catherine bought their house over 40 years ago. At the time, they were only a handful of inhabitants, in the middle of the fields and cows.

a conservatory which left, in December 2021 , its former local Hôtel-Dieu for a new brand new space at 64 rue de Saint-Malo. A real feat of moving so many objects including a magnificent and imposing pharmacy from Paimpol and its counter from 1891. A real work of art! "We have lost a little on the surface of the exhibition but our heritage is better highlighted", explains Hubert Serpolay, its president.

Le conservatoire du patrimoine hospitalier de Rennes. © Ouest-France The Conservatoire du Patrimoine Hospitalier de Rennes.

"We only offer guided tours which last about 1 hour 30 minutes and which allow us to better understand this heritage that we present", he continues. "On the first floor, we are offering a temporary exhibition hall which, at the moment, is devoted to the brain. Again with rare objects that also illustrate the fabulous progress of health during the decades.

"Our doors will be open this weekend during the Heritage Days" specifies the president. The visits will be free and will take place, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Limited number of places; Compulsory appointment by phone on 02 23 28 86 28 or by email: [email protected]

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