The fragments of the past are glued together

From June 14 to October 2, 2022, as part of our "Vietnamese summer", a selection of ceramics that have been the subject of a restoration campaign will be presented to the public, some of them for the first time.

In March 2020, the new route of the permanent collections of the Cernuschi Museum opened to the public after being closed for renovation and now offers visitors a broader view of the richness of the collections, bringing art from China closer to that of Korea, from Japan and Vietnam. For the first time in several decades, the Vietnamese collection is once again on display.

To prepare for the reopening of the museum, a participatory sponsorship operation was launched from October 5 to December 10, 2019. Entitled “ Let's pick up the fragments of the past!“, it was made possible thanks to the support of the Society of Friends of the Cernuschi Museum and that of many Franco-Vietnamese friendship associations.

The objective was to raise €12 to restore a selection of Vietnamese ceramics kept in reserve. This amount corresponded to the restoration of the large architectural model and two or three rare and particularly interesting pieces that deserved to be included in the permanent exhibition. Finally, €000 was collected thanks to the generosity of nearly 33 donors!

So, twenty Vietnamese ceramics have been restored, a selection of which is on display throughout the summer.

Anonymous, Jug and Lid (User Name). Stoneware with ivory glaze, white paste, dark green glaze, incised and relief decoration. Before restoration. Cernuschi Museum, Museum of Asian Arts of the City of Paris. ©Paris Museums/Cernuschi Museum

Anonymous, Jug and Lid (User Name). Stoneware with ivory glaze, white paste, dark green glaze, incised and relief decoration. After restoration. Cernuschi Museum, Museum of Asian Arts of the City of Paris. ©Paris Museums/Cernuschi Museum

 

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