Positioned in Boulogne-Billancourt, within the Hauts-de-Seine, this museum-garden displays the imaginative and prescient of Albert Kahn, a philanthropic banker passionate concerning the political and social problems with his time. Straddling the top of the nineteenth and the start of the twentieth century, he created, with operators despatched all around the world, an essential assortment known as Archives de la Planète, made up of pictures and movies.
The nice novelty of the museum is its 2,300m2 constructing, designed by Kengo Kuma, a Japanese architect. It opens onto a backyard, a veritable “vegetal heritage” with numerous panorama scenes that testify to Albert Kahn’s openness to the world, and his need to make folks uncover it. The journey continues there, and we like this ambition to maneuver the museum exterior. European roses, Moroccan cedars and even Japanese cherry bushes… It is an actual journey via house, related to the journey via time provided by the gathering of photos.
Invitation to journey
For the opening of the museum, we can be handled to a brand new immersive and revolutionary tour, and likewise to an unprecedented short-term exhibition that units the tone for a dynamic, open and multidisciplinary program. This inaugural exhibition revolves across the theme of journey, which inserts completely with the picture of Albert Kahn. “The crossing of photos, from Albert Kahn to Curiosity” is an exploration of representations of journey from the start of the twentieth century to the current day. We’re taken on to the origins of the Archives of the Planet to find the variety of a altering world. Between industrial modernity and the rise of journey, we can be amazed.
Albert-Kahn Departmental Museum
Opening on April 2 at 2 p.m.
2 rue du Port – Boulogne-Billancourt
Exhibition “Across the World. The crossing of photos, from Albert Kahn to Curiosity »
From April 2 to November 13, 2022
Extra information: albert-kahn.hauts-de-seine.fr