Who has never dreamed of visiting the backstage areas of a museum, its reserves?
You may already be familiar with the visible side of the Musée de la Loire: paintings, sculptures, engravings, ceramics, tools, models... meticulously displayed in rooms with picture rails, in display cases or on pedestals... Haven't you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes?
The Musée de la Loire offers you an exceptional opportunity to dive into this world hidden from the general public! Come and discover our storerooms and the scientific and technical tasks that are the responsibility of any holder of public heritage collections in a French museum!
For example, you will become familiar with the path of an art object from its acquisition to its exhibition, you will meet the people who work behind the scenes, you will have the opportunity to leaf through our inventory, to learn about condition assessment, handling, storage or marking... In a way, you will put yourself in the shoes of a curator for the duration of an unusual visit!