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Historical and archaeological Museum in the mansion Kabu: photos, description (Musee historique et archeologique de l Orleanais)

Historical and archaeological Museum of Orleans in the manor house Kabu only in the second half of the nineteenth century. Until 1862 the Museum exhibition were the walls of the old city hall.

The creation of the Museum began in 1823, and its opening took place only two years later. The initiative of organizing the Museum belonged to the painter and the city's official count de Bethemont-Prunele. He made the first contribution to the Foundation of the future Museum's collection, handing him a piece of their collection of cultural and historical values. Graf also became the first curator of the Museum.

In the second half of the nineteenth century, the city government acquired it for the Museum in a medieval mansion Kabu. This house was built in 1550 for a wealthy local merchant. The Orleans hotel Kabu is located near the town hall. Several years after moving to this mansion is a Museum curator was appointed Philippe Montélier.

After world war II, the Museum resumed only in 1966.

The collection of the Museum includes archaeological finds made on the territory of the city and next to him. Here you can see a collection of bronze objects of the Gallo-Roman era (in particular, highly realistic bronze figures of animals), crafts, medieval sculptures, once stored in Romanesque churches, articles of ivory, enamel ware and antique tapestries. Among the other exhibits - household items used orleanians in past centuries, fragments of buildings of medieval buildings. A separate hall is dedicated to the history of the ancient city's port and river transport.