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Poster: “Objets domestiques des provinces de France dans la vie familiale et les arts ménagers” (Domestic objects from the French provinces in family life and the domestic arts), MNATP exhibition, 1953 © all rights reserved.
Charlotte Foucher Zermanian
Agnès Humbert, Suzanne Tardieu, and Ethnographic Things at the French National Museum of Popular Art and Traditions
: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Rédaction : Brigitte Gilardet, Julie Sissia, Carole Giry
Traduction : David Ames Curtis
Charlotte Foucher Zarmanian is known for having extended the perimeter of research devoted to women. Here, she studies the issue of the conservation of things in the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires, MNATP), which was created in 1937. In taking a close look at the work of Agnès Humbert and Suzanne Tardieu at the MNATP, she sheds light on their singular relationship to minor objects, which are the fruits of forms of know-how that ensure a connection between art and forms as well as between art and life. She leads us to discover their singular points of view on the museography and scenography of museum collections: beyond the aesthetic principle, what was at issue was to make the MNATP a scientific laboratory for research while interesting the public in the “social” portion of art.