Conference by Véronique Brumm (director of the Lalique Museum) on the occasion of the exhibition René Lalique and the Age of Glass. Art and Industry (in French with no translation).
The Lalique Museum was created in 2011 in Wingen-sur-Moder, a small village in north-eastern France, where Lalique set up his factory in 1921. It provides an insight into the diverse creations of René Lalique, an exceptional artist who proved his worth time and again with his jewellery during the Art Nouveau period and with his glass pieces in the Art Deco era, as well as presenting the work of his successors.
This talk will reveal the diversity present in the museum’s collections, from jewels to contemporary glass work, perfume bottles, tableware, decorative and architectural pieces, and much more. It will be based on three main themes: creating the collection (the first exhibit was acquired in 2002 and the museum is now home to around 4,800 pieces), designing a visitor route and holding temporary exhibitions to enhance the collections.