04 Oct 2008
04 Jan 2009

MIROIR, MON BEAU MIROIR... IMAGES OF POLITICAL POWER PAST AND PRESENT

Château des ducs de Bretagne, bâtiment du Harnachement - Nantes

The Museum of History, Nantes presents an exhibition running for three months entitled « Mirror, My Beautiful Mirror… Images of Political Power Past and Present ». Spanning centuries, the exhibition offers a rich and rigorous itinerary which invites visitors to examine the way in which French political power has operated since the models put in place under the monarchy, and how it constructs its official image: from coronation robes to portraits of the Presidents of the Republic, via a representations of Marianne, peaceful emblem of the Republic, and even caricatures.
The exhibition, which benefits from important loans, brings together paintings, etchings, objects, photographs, posters… of which the most beautiful are unquestionably the royal portraits and allegories of the Republic.
With this show which opens on the 4th of October, the 50th anniversary of the Fifth Republic, the Museum of History, Nantes is striving to reinforce its role as a museum of the people, in encouraging the public to decipher images and messages, allowing them to better understand today’s society.

Affiche de l'exposition
La République
Bonaparte franchissant le Saint-Bernard
Louis XIV
Charles X
Vue d'exposition
Vue d'exposition
Vue d'exposition
Vue d'exposition
Vue d'exposition
Vue d'exposition
La République
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DOCUMENTATIONS
General information
Opening hours:
courtyard, fortifications, moat garden: from 10 a.m to 7 p.m every day on free acces
Museum and exhibition: from 10 a.m to 6 p.m
Close on tuesday.
Site close on november 1st, december 25th and january 1rst

Admission fee:
Full rates: 5€
Reduce rates : 3€ (from 18 years old to 26 years old)
Free: until 18 years old - the unemployed– handiccapped… For all,the first sunday of each month
Groups : booking require.
Adults groups T : +33 (0)2 51 17 49 99 - reservation@chateau-nantes.fr
School T : +33 (0)2 51 17 49 88 - resascolaires@chateau-nantes.fr
Handiccapped acces: by the emergency bridge

Château des ducs de Bretagne

Musée d’histoire de Nantes
4 place Marc-Elder - 44000 Nantes
Tél : 0 811 46 46 44 (coût d’une communication locale)
contact@chateau-nantes.fr
www.chateau-nantes.fr
DIRECTION
Curator:
Krystel Gualdé, responsable du service Conservation au Château des ducs de Bretagne – musée d’histoire de Nantes.
COMMUNICATION
Local and regional press contact:
Noèle B.
T 33 (0) 2 51 17 48 70
noele.biton@nantescultureetpatrimoine.fr
CONTACT
Press relations:
Valentine Dolla
valentine@claudinecolin.com

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