Time & Location
Jan 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
About the Event
Following the success of Grands Châteaux of the Loire and Ile-de-France, The Making of the French Gardens and The Great Churches of Paris series of online talks, our curator extraordinaire, Russell Kelley returns to offer an enthralling new series about an essential pillar of France’s cultural heritage: the extraordinary museums that were established in Paris starting during the Revolution and continuing through the end of the 19th century. We know you will love The Making of the Great Museums of Paris!
Russell sets the stage in his introductory lecture for the creation of the very first museums in France and elsewhere, inspired first by the Renaissance and then by the Enlightenment. What follows are six fascinating presentations by the directors and curators of the great museums established in and around Paris between 1793 and 1898, exploring how each institution came to be, and how each has evolved until today…
January 11: Introduction to The Making of the Great Museums of Paris January 18 : The Making of the Louvre Museum January 25: The Making of the Museum of the Château de Versailles February 1: The Making of the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages February 8: The Making of the Carnavalet of the History of Paris February 15: The Making of the Condé Museum at Chateau de Chantilly February 22: The Making of the Museum of Decorative Arts
Russell Kelley is the curator and moderator of the past three winter’s Zoom lecture series on the Grands Châteaux of the Loire and Ile-de-France , The Making of the French Gardens and The Great Churches of Paris. He has lived in Paris for 30 years and is the author of The Making of Paris: The Story of How Paris Evolved from a Fishing Village into the World’s Most Beautiful City (Globe Pequot Press, 2021), and has lived in Paris for 30 years.
The AF de Chicago and the AF de Miami Metro are offering a special discount of a 50% discount, ($60 to attend all 7 sessions), you'll get the link to register in the confirmation email.
This event will be in English on Zoom