MERCREDIS@MACM 2021-2022

Wednesday 15th June at 6:30pm

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The mercredis @ macm conferences continue on
WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE AT 6:30PM

This series of monthly conferences (in French) takes place from October to June in the intimate setting of the Egyptian crypt. Each event ends in the friendly atmosphere of a drinks reception, an excellent opportunity for all participants to meet & continue to talk about the topic adressed in the conference.

Wednesday 15th June
6:30 - 8pm
"MIGRATED ARTEFACTS, IMPREGNATED TREASURES"
Two-voice conference by Muriel Garsson, Curator & Director of the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology of Marseille and Manuel Moliner, Archaeologist & Chief Curator of the Museum of History of Marseille. 

Muriel Garsson and Manuel Moliner are co-curators of the exhibition entitled « Migrated Artefacts, Impregnated Treasures » on show at the Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille until 16th October 2022. Declared by the French Ministry of Culture an exhibition of national interest and described in the press like the exhibition of the year, Muriel Garsson and Manuel Moliner will talk to us about artefacts that have known different uses and travelled through centuries, and question in it broadest possible sense the meaning of migration. 

The conference (in French) will be followed by a drinks reception.

Places are limited, please book in advance.

FEES: 10€ per person / 8€ for the Friends of the MACM
RESERVATIONS: +33 (0)493751822/ reservations@mouginsmusee.com
or directly from this website with the 'BOOK ONLINE NOW' button

The FRIENDS OF THE MACM benefit from a preferential rate  & we are pleased to announce that the museum's PATRONS get to enjoy 4 complimentary places at the MERCREDIS@MACM.

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES INCLUDED:

Wednesday 20th October
A CELEBRATION OF COLOUR BETWEEN ART SCIENCE
PRESENTATION BY DENIS HUGUENIN
Have artists contributed more to science than the other way round?
Consultant for research and innovation oriented organisations, Denis Huguenin questions the place of artists in the scientific & technological world.

Wednesday 17th November
GALACTIC ARCHAEOLOGY FROM MYTHOLOGICAL STORIES TO THE GAÏA MISSION
PRESENTATION BY GEORGES KORDOPATIS

Georges Kordopatis is an astronomer at the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur. He studies the stars of the Milky Way in order to go back in time and understand the series of events that shaped our galaxy. 

Wednesday 8th December
WHEN SALVADOR EXPLAINS DALÌ...
PRESENTATION BY CAROLINE LEBERT
Caroline Lebert spends her life in museums and attended the École du Louvre to nourish her passion for the arts. Tour guide and lecturer for over 20 years, Caroline is specialised in 20th century artists which she presents with great eloquence and skill.

Wednesday 9th February
ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH TO ROMAN EROTIC ART
Presentation by Cyril Dumas, Curator at the Baux-de-Provence museum of history and archaeology

Cyril Dumas has been Curator at the Baux de Provence museum of history and archaeology since 2003. A multidisciplinary author specialising in art history, he is the scientific curator of numerous art exhibitions (Cocteau-Clergue, Ben Vautier, Picasso, Daumier-Plantu...). It was curiosity that led him to organise a highly publicised exhibition on ancient erotic art in 2005. Since then, he has pursued his historical analysis of erotic artefacts. His study offers an original perspective on the Romans by addressing societal aspects such as morals, morality, sexuality, prostitution, eroticism, love or art.

Wednesday 9th March
Presentation by Maryse Imbert, graduated from the Ecole du Louvre in Egyptology

DIVINE WORSHIPPER «HAND OF GOD»
For nearly a millennium, from the beginning of the New Kingdom (about 1539 BC) to the end of the 26th Dynasty (525 BC), about thirty women from the royal family bore the title of «Wife of the God» and «Worshipper of the God», and were simply referred to as «Divine Worshipper». A relief from the MACM collection will allow us to focus on the exceptional place of these women in Ancient Egypt.

Wednesday 11th May
DEATH IS NOT THE END - NECROPOLIS
Presentation by Romain Lavalle, 
Education Officer, Museum of Archaeology of Nice - Cimiez & Bertrand Roussel
, Director, Museum of Archaeology of Nice - Cimiez

This joint conference will echo the exhibition Death is not the end - Necropolis presented at the Museum of Archaeology of Nice - Cimiez until 15th May 2022. 

Death rituals are very informative of humankind. 
Throughout the ages and the cultures, the destiny of the people who die is linked to the cermonies that are performed in their honour. This conference invite us to observe funeral rites fro an anthropological point of view. 

We will then focus on death in the Roman period, learning from the funerary ensembles found at the edges of the ancient city of Cemelenum and from the exemples on display at the Mougins Museum.