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Behind the scenes
 
Artisans working in a surreal ambience
 
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Inaugurated in 1878 for the Universal Exhibition of Paris in the Palais du Trocadero, the Museum of Comparative Sculpture desired by Viollet-le-Duc opened in 1882. It is then completely transformed for the Universal Exhibition of 1937, when he became the Museum of French Monuments. This museum, part of the City of component architecture and heritage, totally devoted to French art, which houses works are full-scale copies of the most beautiful monuments in France.
 
It was during a photographic identification of the copy of the Dome of Cahors I have discovered, in total renovation. Like a dream in broad daylight galleries of the Palais de Chaillot, the general overview of the history of French art unfolded before me. I walked under the giant gates of Moissac and Vezelay, as they appear in my eyes cathedral facades, architectural fragments of the statues or Gothic cathedrals.
 
But what made all the singularity of that time was that these works arose in the midst of the work that filled the Museum. The Angel of Reims smile seemed to protect the goodwill of its workers of different trades who were working around cement mixers, sand and crates. I then became aware of living a unique conjunction of events that I came back to share with others.
 
 
 
The painting of the great galleries and the installation of moldings :
 
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The installation staff chapels and the restoration of wall paintings :
 
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