Médard Museum and The Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture

Medard Museum and The Maritime Museum

Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumThe recently opened Médard Museum in Lunel and the Maritime Museum in Sète are now part of a wide choice of cultural visits offered in Languedoc Roussillon.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumThe region has supported the towns in the financing of these cultural amenities.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumBenefiting from new funds, the two museums stand out  from the rest because of the way their architecture has been restored – they are both diametrically opposite in historical terms – and because of the content of their respective collections.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumThe first collection contains five thousand artworks created between the 17th and 19th centuries, a  collection based on the exceptional library of the bibliophile Louis Médard (1768-1841) from Montpellier.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumThis museum is, above all else, a place of book mediation, of the history of the collection and the arts and crafts of the written word.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumThe second one highlights the equally precious and rare legacy of the shipbuilder André Aversa and consists of extraordinary model ships complemented by jousting sets, costumes, musical instruments, battle bulwarks and ornaments,  spears and trophies.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumIt’s a collection of articles tracing the social and economic history of the port of Sète from the 18th century to today.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumIn Lunel, the Médard museum is part of the redevelopment of an old building (18th century) in the town centre which has housed the Town Hall, the tourist office and a library.
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumIn Sète, the Maritime Museum is located on a listed site in the former premises of IFREMER, a 1970s, anonymous, low rise building abandoned for a decade (located between the marine cemetery and the Marine theatre).
Medard Museum and The Maritime MuseumLocation: Sète, France
Architects: C+D ARCHITECTURE
Partner: Nicolas Crégut and Laurent Duport
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marie Caroline Lucat, Eric Pol-Simon

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