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Museum of art and industry: photo, description Musee d'art et d'industrie de Saint-Etienne)

In 2010, the Museum of art and industry of Saint-étienne and Chelyabinsk Museum of regional studies has made the exchange of expositions in Saint-Etienne gave an exhibition of home appliances Soviet era, and in Chelyabinsk for a while, came a collection of unique weapons created by the masters of Saint-étienne, which is exhibited together with the blades of Zlatoust.

Saint-étienne from the XVI century and until the beginning of XIX was known as the city Armory. He was also a recognized textile centre in the nineteenth century became a major centre of coal mining and became famous for the production of bicycles. Today, the industrial profile of Saint-étienne are the optics and instrumentation, but the history of the industry carefully preserved in local museums such as the Museum of art and industry.

The building was built in 1833 on the outskirts of the city, in those places where the shale career. A few years ago the building was renovated and expanded Museum square.

Gun collection stored in the Museum, was recognized as one of the best in France. Many of the exhibits were created in the middle Ages. In addition to weapons, there are also the famous bicycles (the world's first bike, by the way, appeared in Saint-étienne in 1886), exhibits related to the textile past of the city. These collections of arms, bicycles and textiles is allotted three floors of the Museum. Another floor designed to hold changing exhibitions.

In the textile section you can see machines and tools used for the production of ribbons and fabrics, and also samples of textile manufactories. All the exhibits are digitized and stored in the electronic directory. When the shaping of the exhibitions here actively use modern technology.