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Montmartre Museum: photos, description (Musee de Montmartre)

Montmartre Museum exists because in 1886 a group of artists decided to preserve and protect the history and culture of your favorite quarter. They gathered in the bistro, discussed the problem and he founded the "Old Montmartre" to find and keep any evidence relating to the history of the area. In 1960 he opened the Museum, which used all the "Old Montmartre" managed to accumulate.

The Museum exposition is devoted to four themes: the history of the area, the Paris commune, holidays, Montmartre and La Boheme. The layout of the old village, the artist and sculptor Georges Polimeros is a perfect illustration of the first topic. Well see how people lived on the hill when it was inhabited by the workers mined limestone, and peasants. In the section on the Paris commune, a lot of posters and documents that tell about how the commune was born, and how was depressed. On holiday in Paris speak of the costumes of the dancers and posters of famous cabaret "Moulin Rouge", "the Agile rabbit", "Black cat", "Japanese sofa", made Toulouse-Lautrec, Cheret and other famous masters. In the section "La Boheme" features photographs and paintings of many famous artists who lived and worked in Montmartre at the turn of XIX-XX centuries.

The old mansion Rasimone, which houses the Museum, is also part of the history of Montmartre. Presumably it belonged to Rasimone, playwright and actor malerovsky of the troupe, playing the role of Moliere after his death. Later there was the first workshop of Auguste Renoir - in the garden he wrote the charming "Swing" and "Garden in the street Cortot Montmartre". Here lived the painter Suzanne Valadon and her son Maurice Utrillo were writers Leon de Blois and Pierre Reverdy, artists Maximilian Luce, Otho the Frieza, Raoul Dufy, Charles Camoin, Francis, Polbo. It Poulbo saved local vineyard in 1929, when his place wanted to build houses. Vineyard, Le Clos Montmartre, descending the slope of a hill, visible from the Windows of the mansion, and shop in the Museum you can buy not only books, but also local wine.

Now here comes the restoration is an ambitious plan involves doubling the area of exhibitions and gardens, the Museum continues to work.