Musee d'Angouleme, Angouleme

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The Musée d'Angoulême, formerly the Musée des beaux-arts d'Angoulême, is a public museum in Angoulême, France. It is located beside the Angoulême Cathedral in the heart of the historical center of the city, It is classified as a Musée de France, and has important archaeological, ethnographic and artistic collections. It also hosts temporary exhibitions and conferences.OriginsThe Musée d'Angoulême has its origin in an 1838 donation of ten paintings to the city of Angoulême by François Ringuet. Starting in 1868 the French government began to send paintings that had been exhibited in the Paris Salons to Angoulême, where they were first stored in the attic of the old city hall. On 15 August 1869 a museum was opened on the ground floor of the new city hall, where it remained until 1920. On 12 September 1920 the present museum opened in two wings of the former residence of the Bishop of Angoulême. It featured paintings, sculpture and archaeology. The administrative wing continued to be used for other purposes.HistoryDr Jules Lhomme bequeathed a major collection of works of art and ethnography from around the world to the city. The display of this collection was inaugurated by the sculptor Émile Peyronnet, then the curator of the museum, on 17 January 1935. This is one of the best French collections of African and Oceanian works both in terms of number and of quality. In 1983 the museum opened in the whole building after renovation of the wing that had formerly been occupied by the School of Fine Arts. The entire museum was renovated between 2005 and 2008, reopening on 1 March 2008 with of exhibition space.As of 2015 the Musée d'Angoulême was open all year round from Tuesday to Sunday each week, with no charge for admission. The museum provided tours, workshops and conferences.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Family visit to this small museum for its prehistoric treasures, children will enjoy the little movie in 3D with the dinosaurs. The medieval part is somewhat anecdotal. We enjoyed the collection of Arts of Africa and Oceania.
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  • August 8, 2017
    An interesting museum that will delight the little ones. There is an exhibition about the findings of bones of dinosaurs in a reservoir in the region: the Paleologique Site of Angeac. The jewel of the Museum is the town of Agris, a very well preserved Celtic helmet from the fourth century to. c. The exhibition of African art and oceania is also worth a visit.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very nice well organized site Ideal for young children and teenagers with the discovery of prehistory and the work of archaeologists with the layout scenes of workshops.
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  • August 10, 2017
    A very pleasant visit family to the discovery of dinosaurs and other fossil sizes but also archaeologists and excavation techniques. Without forgetting the other exhibitions or paintings sculptures and objects from all walks of life are to be discovered in a modern light and airy.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Museum to visit! Interesting and fun for children. Small criticism: the place of exchange for very young children is not indicated when lies on the floors.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Simply awesome! One adult and 2 children 11 years and 9 years equal €5, nice a little of everything, so there for everyone, my kids loved and yet the basis they wouldn't go.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Not bad, it's interesting, however the souvenir shop is rather blah, there's not great things
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  • August 9, 2017
    An interesting museum that will delight the little ones. There is an exhibition about the findings of bones of dinosaurs in a reservoir in the region: the Paleologique Site of Angeac. The jewel of the Museum is the town of Agris, a very well preserved Celtic helmet from the fourth century to. c. The exhibition of African art and oceania is also worth a visit.
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