Blue & woad : crossed paths
In partnership with the Hove Museum and the Musée de Picardie, the libraries of Amiens Métropole have created a bilingual touring exhibition for 2013. Involving three sections, this exhibition addresses the themes of woad and blue through three different viewpoints, namely those of the project's three partners: one, historical and documentary, follows woad's history and its uses from the Middle Ages to this day; another explores the world to track and observe the colour blue in nature; and the last one, focused on art, provides a few pointers regarding the use of that colour in art.
First step : the Léopold Sedar Senghor library, Amiens
Aimed primarily at young audiences, Woad: crossed paths will be visible in Amiens from the 24th of September to the 31st of October at the Léopold Sedar Senghor library, from the 6th to the 17th of November at the Musée de Picardie, and from the 25th of November onwards at the Louis Aragon library.
This exhibition includes a didactic kit and a documentary file for teachers visiting with their classes.
This panel-based exhibition opened on the 24th of September 2013 at Léopold Sedar Senghor library, in South Amiens. We seized the opportunity offered by "Roadshow", a major event for all projects of the Interreg IV A program, to introduce this exhibition to the guests. The Senghor library came up with a whole selection of books suitably complementing the panels. You may delve into its secrets it until the 31st of October! Next stop: the Musée de Picardie, from the 6th to the 17th of November.
Second step : the museum of Picardie
The panels exhibition stops by a few days at the museum of Picardy, at the first floor, in the Study Cabinet. Enjoy it during one of your visits !
Third step of the itinerary : Louis Aragon Library, Amiens.
In this presentation of the panels, the library's team has added engravings from the "artohtèque" (customers can borrow the engravings, like they borrow books) and some ancient books of the Heritage fund. Those new elements increase the interest of this great exhibition !