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Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy

Art
Nancy
France
With the help of the impulse given by Emile Gallé (1846-1904), ceramicist, glassmaker and cabinetmaker, "Art nouveau" met an exceptional development in Nancy. The capital of Lorraine was soon to be one of the most dynamical centers of french decorative arts. Fabrics, bookbinding, jewels and ceramics, but also glass, furniture, stain glass and architecture took part in the renewing movement, asserting "art in all" and "art for all". Thanks to the naturalist inspiration, forms and décors were composed in an entirely new shape. Leader of the new school, Emile Gallé knew his first real success as soon as 1884 in Paris, and during the 1889 World exhibition. The vitality of the products made in Nancy appeared ovbious with the 1900 World exhibition and the success spread over the other artists from Nancy: Louis Majorelle (1859-1926), the Daum brothers, Eugène Vallin (1856-1922) or Jacques Gruber (1870-1936). In 1901, they gathered in the Alliance Provinciale des Industries d'Art, or Ecole de Nancy, with chariman Emile Gallé, followed after 1904 by Victor Prouvé (1858-1943).

In the museum, the improvement of all types of items (vases, furniture, lamps...) allows a restitution of the 1900 ambiance. Most of the exhibited works are unique and prestigious.

Every year, the museum presents a temporary exhibition.
Specific guided tours are available for groups, children and adults.
Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy
Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy
Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy
Opening hours

WED-SUN 10.00-18.00

closed: 01/01, 01/05, 14/07, 01/11, 25/12

Guided tours (french) every FRI, SAT and SUN at 15.00
Audio guides avalaible (french, english and german)
Address
Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy
36-38, rue du sergent Blandan
54000
Nancy
France
+33 3 83 40 14 86

48.68046, 6.166446