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Lorraine Museum: photos, description (Musee lorrain)

The Museum of Lorraine in Nancy occupies several historic buildings, the main Museum building is the Ducal Palace, built in the XIV-XVI centuries. It houses the exposition dedicated to the history of Lorraine.

Other Museum sites are located in the building of the convent of the Cordillera (it presents the folk arts and crafts), in the Church of the Cordillera (here lie the remains of the Dukes of Lorraine) and the Montague castle of the XVIII century. In 1937 the castle of Montague is historic monuments in its halls presents the archaeological collection, antique furniture, paintings and sculptures.

In this Museum you can get acquainted with different periods in the history of Lorraine, since pre-Roman times to the reign of Duke Stanislaus Leszczynski.

Several of the Museum halls is dedicated to the works of the most outstanding artists of the region - master prints by Jacques Callot, painter Georges de Latour. In a separate halls of exhibits religious sculptures and sculptural works by local authors.

The Museum introduces visitors to Nancy with a local earthenware that was produced by the factories of Lorraine, for example, manufactory Luneville, whose pottery was famous outside the region. Also here are works by Emile Galle, a native of Nancy, who was engaged in the manufacture of highly artistic glass products (vases, lamps and ornaments for interiors in the art Nouveau style).

In the Museum you can see the recreated interior of the scientific Cabinet of the XVIII century, a unique collection of coins and cups of XV-XVI centuries, a collection of exhibits dedicated to Judaism.

Lorraine Museum opened in 1848, the initiator of its creation was made by Lorraine archaeological society. In the years of the Franco-Prussian war (1870-1871) the Ducal Palace was partially destroyed and part of the funds is irrevocably lost.