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Temporary exhibitions

Pretty Ornaises, the twin laces of Alençon and Argentan

From 10 April to 06 January

The Argentan House of Lace and the Museum of Fine Arts and Lace of the Alençon Urban Community are teaming up to host a unique new exhibition about the famous needle laces that have earned Orne an international reputation since the 17th century: Point d'Alençon and Point d'Argentan.

This journey through time features a selection of around a hundred exhibits - some of which are on display for the first time ever - in order to reveal the mysteries of this Norman field of excellence.

Exceptional extension until January 6th, 2019.

  • From 10 April to 4 November 2018.
  • Full price €4.10. Reduced price €3.05. Free for least than 26 years.

Curators

Johanna Mauboussin, Heritage Curator, Museum of Fine Arts and Lace, Alençon Urban Community

Magali Guillaumin, Director of the Argentan House of Lace

Publications for sale

- Exhibition catalogue (in French)

- La France racontée aux enfants, La dentelle au Point d’Alençon, Éditions La petite boîte

 

To note :

The Pretty Ornaises, the twin laces of Alençon and Argentan exhibition will be running at the Argentan House of Lace from 2 April to 2 November 2019 with an updated selection of exhibits.

Maison des Dentelles d’Argentan

L'exposition en vidéo