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Museum Mare in the town hall: photos, description (Musee Marey)

The Museum of the famous French scientist Mare is located in the town hall of the Burgundian city of Beaune. This city is known for the fact that before the transfer of the capital in Dijon, it housed the Ducal residence. The settlement is surrounded by walls, which remained from Medieval times. Here are still preserved many ancient stone buildings, including the Cathedral Notre-Dame and the medieval hospital.

One of the most famous natives of bona was Etienne-Julie Mare, French scientist, known as a physiologist and an engineer. He was born here in 1830 and lived a long life, before the age of 74 years, having before his death, the Legion of honor. Mare is the founder of the modern circulatory physiology and cardiology, and has made a significant contribution to the development of photography, of Aeronautics and the advent of cinema. In 1882 he invented a camera gun, used for shooting distant objects in the field.

All of his drawings, designs, sketches, photographs, and other documents represented in this Museum. Moreover, there was also assembled the first videos created by the students and successors of the work Mare using his experience. Still here are portraits and sculpted busts of famous scientist. Among the exhibits of particular note is the "Falling cat" - chronophotography, consisting of 19 images, shot within two seconds. This is considered the "germ" of documentary films. The apparatus of chronophotography made a scholar in 1889, as the already mentioned camera gun, are also in this Museum.

The Museum itself was founded in 1955 and until 2005 was located at the city hall. It is now closed for renovation, but many of the exhibits were transferred to the Museum of fine arts, Beaune.