Enthusiasts: Heritage Days: In Marseille, the Mucem reveals its secret behind the scenes and its confidential professions

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on the occasion of the Heritage Days, the Mucem of Marseille, a museum dedicated to popular arts and traditions, invites all the curious to come and discover its Reservations that house several hundred thousand works and objects.

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for the Patrimoine Days , which take place for a weekend from Saturday September 17, thousands of events and visits are offered in usually closed places to the public. This is particularly the case in Marseille where the Mucem , a museum dedicated to popular arts and traditions, reveals its behind the scenes.

In the basement of the establishment, we ask to show white leg: a badge, then a code, open, 13,000 square meters of shelving, 17 rooms in all. In the largest of her, six meters under ceiling, we access the reserve of monumental works.

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In the large reserve, objects of monumental art

"We are here in the large reserve, which welcomes very very large objects, among which these carnival tanks, quite immense, explains Charles Riondet, digital project manager. And Also works like this reconstruction of a street in Damascus by a Syrian artist who will be called Khaled Dawwa. " A street totally devastated by bombing in Damascus, reconstructed by means of materials such as polystyrene, sand, earth.

Charles Riondet, who is usually not a guide, is delighted with the idea of ​​making visitors discover his workplace. "Being in contact with the outside public, it pleases us," he smiles. "We who are a little in the shade, a little of the 'little hands', and it is not at all derogatory. These are Days that make everyone happy, also. We can show our loved ones what we are doing. "

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"The public feels a little privileged to be able to pass the doors and go see what is happening in places usually closed, very secure."

Charles Riondet

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the opportunity to discover works therefore but also to know more about a diversity of trades. "The public can meet installers, a photographer, governers, documentalists, librarians, archivists, a whole panel sometimes also very little known, says Marie-Charlotte Calafat, the head of the collections department. A real subject for museums: knowing how to embody them and being in dialogue with the public, to humanize the museum. " And to give birth, why not, during the weekend, some vocations.

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