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in 2019, MIP is reinventing itself

Friday 21 June 2019

In 2019, MIP is REINVENTING ITSELF

In 2019, MIP is reinventing itself... to shed new light on perfumery with three spacious new emblematic areas in the Museum and its permanent exhibition, concerning the period from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Six months of major works will do full justice to these contemporary themes in perfumery.
During these works, scheduled from January to June 2019, MIP will remain open to the public in part. On entering the Museum, you will be able to visit a didactic exhibition on the art of perfume-making today. Then, after going through the Museum’s main gallery and the greenhouse, you can discover recently renovated rooms in Hôtel Pontevès dedicated to Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
To prolong your visit, we invite you to go to the Museum of Provençal Art & History (a 2-minute walk away) to see a selection of 18th to 21st-century artefacts from MIP before our Museum’s complete reopening on 20 June 2019.

 

Admission fee during works: €4 including MIP, Museum of Provençal Art & History and Villa Jean-Honoré Fragonard Museum
(check Practical Information for opening hours): https://www.museesdegrasse.com/en/practical-information

PRESS KITT : THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PERFUMERY 2019

Wednesday 6 February 2019

The International Museum of Perfumery

Established in 1989, this museum, the only one of its kind in the world, has embedded itself in the iconic region of the town of Grasse, cradle of the luxury perfumery initiated in France. Dedicated to one of the most prestigious traditional French activities, the International Museum of Perfumery, a public establishment with the “Musée de France” label, enables visitors to explore the history and peculiarities of the craft of manufacturers and the great houses of perfumery. A true testament of the history of civilisations and techniques relating to the use of scents, the museum takes an anthropological approach to the history of fragrances in all their aspects, raw materials, industry, design; as well as its uses in a wide variety of forms - decorative arts, archaeological evidence and industrial materials.
Welcome to the world of perfume...
In 2018, the International Museum of Perfumery celebrated its 10th anniversary of its renovation and extension with, in June, the opening of the new rooms from Antiquity to the Middle Ages located on the 1st floor of the Hotel Pontevès, upgrading of the greenhouse, an update of the multimedia gallery and the creation of a new 150 m2 area devoted to an educational representation on the art of making a perfume today, from the plant to the finished product. In 2019, MIP is entering the 2nd stage of work with the creation of a new scenography for all historic areas from the Renaissance period to the 21st century. For these new spaces, guiding thread for visitors is about the development and progress of perfumery. The aim of this new project is to make the best of these contemporary and characteristic themes of perfumery. This restructuring of the permanent spaces is complemented by a new space for temporary exhibitions brought together so we can continue to offer regular immersions in the different worlds of perfumery.

 

PRESS KIT : THE GARDENS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PERFUMERY 2019

Wednesday 6 February 2019

THE GARDENS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PERFUMERY

 

Established in 2007, the Gardens of the MIP became, in 2010, the conservatory of scented plants for the International Museum of Perfumery: a natural space bearing witness to the olfactory landscape related to local agriculture. Located at the foot of the aromatic city, these botanical gardens of 2.7 hectares offer a delightful and perfumed walk among the Provençal roses, jasmines, orange trees, tuberose, violets and many others. The perfumes are, first of all, born in the plants, from here or abroad. In the unique setting of the Gardens of the MIP, these species, which for centuries have supplied the precious raw materials for perfumery, can be discovered and smelled. At the same time, the Gardens provide a space for fields cultivated the old way, faithfully reconstructed and maintained as naturally as possible. An opportunity to come upon a flora and fauna preserved in all its riches.
Welcome to the world of scented plants…

EXHIBITION ELEONORE DE BONNEVAL : SMELL, THE INVISIBLE SENSE

Friday 26 October 2018

EXHIBITION ELEONORE DE BONNEVAL : SMELL, THE INVISIBLE SENSE FROM 26 OCTOBER 2018 TO 05 JANUARY 2019

To close the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its renovation and extension, the International Perfume Museum is featuring a new exhibition with young artist Éléonore de Bonneval, ‘photographer of smells’. This interactive
participative exhibition aims to awaken visitors’ olfactory emotions: taking the time to smell also means taking time to live and enjoy obscure inexpressible impalpable moments.The exhibition offers an olfactory exploration of the Region through the everyday lives of Cécile, Claudette, Gaspard and Nicolas, all residents of Grasse and its vicinity.

Musée International de la Parfumerie
2 Bd du Jeu de Ballon – 06131 Grasse Cedex
+33 (0)4 97 05 58 11

CP ACTIVITES ET VISITES GUIDEES VACANCES DE TOUSSAINT 2018

Saturday 20 October 2018

« Activités et visites guidées vacances de toussaint 2018 »

Tout en veillant à l’enrichissement de ses collections, les musées de Grasse
développent considérablement leurs activités (exposition thématique,
implication dans des opérations nationales annuelles, conférences) mais
aussi des animations scolaires ou périscolaires, des ateliers familles (ateliers
olfactifs, gustatifs…). A travers ces ateliers, le Service des Publics (médiation)
propose d’initier les enfants ou les familles aux arts, sciences et techniques.

PROGRAMME
• Aux Jardins du Musée International de la Parfumerie. JmiP
Samedi 20 octobre, Conférence parfumée par Corinne Marie Tosello
Au Musée International de la Parfumerie.miP
Lundi 22 octobre - Atelier Famille : Boîte à senteurs
Vendredi 26 octobre 2018 - Atelier Enfants : De la serre au labo
• Au Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence. MAHP
Jeudi 25 octobre - Atelier Enfants : Le métal dans tous ses états
Lundi 29 octobre - Atelier Famille : Cuisine Provençale
Vendredi 2 novembre - Atelier Enfants: Portraits.

CLIN D’OEIL SUR LES VISITES GUIDÉES
Durant les vacances de la Toussaint du samedi 20 octobre au samedi 03 novembre 2018, le Musée International de la Parfumerie propose des visites
guidées du lundi au samedi sauf le jeudi 1er novembre 2018 à 11h00 et 15h00 (sans réservation).

LIONEL FAVRE EXHIBITION "PER FUMA TECHNIKA"

Saturday 15 September 2018

LIONEL FAVRE : From September 15 to November 11, 2018

Rate: €4

The young Swiss artist, Lionel Favre, lives in Vienna, Austria where his work is already widely recognised. His work offers a very original observation of our Western industrial societies by taking as a medium the technical plans of 20th century machines which derive directly from industrial design, which has since disappeared, the computer replacing the human hand. His imagination then creates paintings where the imaginary, popular culture and humour form a totally surprising and exciting symbiosis and whose proliferation is indescribable. The set we present at the International Museum of Perfumery comes from a project carried out from original documents from the Givaudan company’s engineering offices, dedicated to machines, extractors, stills, a range of variations of pipe circuits from perfumery.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

Musée International de la Parfumerie

2 bd du Jeu de Ballon – Grasse

activites.musees@paysdegrasse.fr / +33 (0)4.97.05.58.14.

 

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