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From afarTravelling Materials and Objects


22 September 2021 – 4 July 2022

From afar

Travelling Materials and Objects

Petite Galerie

22 September 2021 – 4 July 2022


For its 6th season, the Petite Galerie offers a journey through time and around the world with the exhibition ‘From Afar: Travelling Materials and Objects’, beginning 22 September 2021.

The Petite Galerie complements in this way the cycle of exhibitions dedicated by the Louvre to discoveries and explorations of lands near and far: ‘Paris-Athens: The Birth of Modern Greece, 1675–1919’ in September and ‘Pharaoh of the Two Lands. An African Epic: the Kings of Napata’ in the spring.

Through materials and objects, this exhibition describes exchanges between distant worlds – exchanges often far more ancient than the explorations of the 16th century. Forms, techniques, and themes intertwined to create new objects, reflecting all the complexity of our world as it could be perceived in Europe from the late Middle Ages on.

Organised by:

Philippe Malgouyres, curator at the Department of Decorative Arts, Musée du Louvre
Jean-Luc Martinez, honorary president of the Musée du Louvre

Project manager

Florence Dinet, Musée du Louvre

Petite Galerie website

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Exhibition Catalogue

  • Colporteur, statuette

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