European Heritage Days 2022

After more than five years of operation, the Albert-Kahn departmental museum will welcome visitors again during the European Heritage Day.
Reorganization works, including the construction of a new building, were requested by the Department, the owner of the site, with the aim of better preserving and improving the collections. By filming this work, the Department affirms the ambition of the locality as a reference place for education and research around painting.

> Participation in the Children of Heritage program
Philosophical workshops “Man and his environment”
Friday, September 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Permanent exhibition and garden

> A la carte visits
During the afternoon, find the mediators of the Albert-Kahn department museum for moments of historical and botanical exchanges! By drawing a place from a fixed route, a character or even a picture, you will encourage a visit.
Saturday, September 17 at 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m.

> Visit Sustainable Architecture
Inspired by traditional Japanese architecture, Kengo Kuma’s project highlights Albert Kahn’s pacifist and humanist project. This visit will immerse you in this approach that cares for the environment as much in its design as in its realization.
Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m.

Plant heritage

> A visit to a Japanese village: Heritage and renewal
Come and discover the history of Japanese village heritage buildings with a museum expert. From lanterns to residential houses, the museum preserves and restores this exceptional movable and immovable heritage.
Sunday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

> Garden visits and sustainable management
In the presence of the museum’s gardener, come and discover how the landscaped garden of the museum is managed and how it has adapted to climate change.
Saturday, September 17 at 11:15 a.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 11:15 a.m.

> Conference – Rebuilding the Vosges forest
Intervention by the Department of Parks and Gardens and the Tree Agency on the Vosges Forest Project.
Sunday, September 18 at 4:00 pm in the hall, followed by visitation at 5:30 pm.

> Participatory scientific project: list of flora with Pl@antnet!
The Plantnet application enables the identification of flora thanks to a participatory approach that combines two technologies: image recognition and geolocation. Visitors are invited to scan the garden’s plants to identify them using their smartphone. The garden of the Albert-Kahn departmental museum will thus be included in the catalog of the Plantnet application.
Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18

> Music background workshop
Learn about the techniques of adding sound to silent films from the Archives de la Planète. Accompanied by sound artist Thomas Aguettaz, you create your own soundtrack using the museum’s tablets and apps.
Saturday, September 17, from 2 to 5 p.m., then a projection of the results of the workshops in the hall – For teenagers

> Family salon
Mediator offers 30-minute reading time of a selection of books for young and old.
Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m. – All ages

> Temporary exhibition

Auditorium: Travel and anti-tourism conference
Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. – All ages

> Guest exhibition curator Around the world, crossing images, from Albert Kahn to Curiosity.
Accompanied by exhibition curator Magali Mélandri, you will discover the genesis of the exhibition and her vision of the project in an exclusive way.
Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.

> Visit of the winners of Photographic Meetings
The Albert-Kahn Department Museum hosts the works of the winners of the 2022 Friends of the Museum Photographic Encounters, Tim Franco, Karina Pierre, Morgana Delfosse and Ruben Salgado Escudero for a contemporary photography exhibition set in the garden. It is a continuation of the project of Albert Kahn and his Archives of the Planet: to compile a visual inventory of the changing world.
Saturday 4 and 6 p.m

> Hall panel
Get to know each other museum experts which will make you discover the collections. Thanks to the times of debate about how to preserve and improve them today, you will be able to understand the technique of autochrome and film.
Saturday and Sunday continuously from 14:00 to 18:00.

Practical information
Albert Khan District Museum
2 Rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Madame Laurent, virtual guide of the Albert-Kahn Department Museum

Practical questions? questions about a plant in the garden? or the life of Albert Kahn? Your virtual guide, Marie-Marthe Laurent, Albert Kahn’s faithful governess, responds to you and shares the secret places with two routes: Mr. Kahn’s Garden and Who is Mr. Kahn?
Chat with Madame Laurent on your smartphone / Facebook Messenger or on the website of the museum

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