The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris is close to the Louvre and the Tuileries gardens, and is a delightful place to visit when staying at the Burgundy Hotel. The museum has a wonderful jewellery gallery where you can view over 1,200 pieces that offer an impressive view of past and present jewellery styles and trends. A fabulous array of rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches allows you to journey through time from the Middle Ages to the present day, and each exhibit is accompanied by detailed descriptions of how to wear it and with which clothing
A journey through time in the jewellery world
A magnificent lobby with an overhead glass walkway connects the two jewellery exhibition spaces, both of which can be found on the museum's second floor. This unique layout allows you to pass from the first room which houses collections from the Middle Ages to the Art Deco period of the 1930s to the second space which is dedicated to contemporary collections and includes French designer pieces as well as jewellery commissioned by artists.
Towering glass cases cover all the walls, and the jewellery is carefully lit to show it to its best advantage and to create a dazzling and beautiful display. The museum website also provides visitors with a panoramic view http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/index.php?page=visite&salle=rubrique39 360 of the gallery.
A multitude of materials and precious stones
You also have the option to access an interactive feature with allows you to take a look at the way that jewellery is made from a wealth of different and sometimes surprising raw materials. Discover jewellery made from organic materials such as ivory, mother of pearl, coral or horn, and pay special attention to unusual pieces made from hair or fish scales.
Decorative Arts :
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris
Tél.01 44 55 57 50
Metro 1 "gatehouse" or "Saint Paul"
Metro 7 "Châtelet"
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