Tourist Object Contest

Du 04/03/2019 au 22/03/2019
1 Avenue du Champ de Mars, 45100 Orléans, France


Come and discover the winners of the Tourist Object Competition during the first Regional Meetings of Crafts organised at the LAB'O in Orléans. The pieces created as part of this creative collaboration between tourist and cultural sites and professional craftsmen will also be exhibited in the LAB'O Showroom from 4 to 22 March. The objects created are inspired by the Renaissance theme (s) in the different aspects it covers: transformation, new knowledge, diffusion of humanism, cultural abundance, new horizons, discoveries, dialogues between history and the future... Art craftsmanship is a good example of this dialogue between eras. Necessarily committed to the respect of traditional techniques, these passionate creators remain resolutely turned towards the future and innovation.

This Competition, organised by the regional network of Chambers of Crafts and Trades with the support of the Centre-Val de Loire Regional Council, made it possible to associate professionals from the Arts and Crafts and those in charge of tourist sites in a creative process. Together, they defined new tourist objects inspired by the Renaissance theme(s) in the broadest sense.

These objects, which carry values (authenticity, rarity, creativity), are the witness of a cultural or tourist experience, thus becoming ambassadors for the site, the territory and more broadly for the Centre-Val de Loire destination. Unique pieces or small series, they will be marketed, especially in the shops of tourist sites.

The exhibition, which will be on display in the LAB’O Showroom, will be staged by students in DN MADE Espace (Design-Métiers d’Art) at the Lycée Charles Péguy in Orléans.

Visitors will discover the works through digital cartels, a solution proposed by Protomotech, with which a partnership has been set up. The proposed solution will facilitate the encounter with the work, encouraging the visitor to look at the work in all its components. It will complete the visit without capturing the visitor’s attention.

The objective is to inform the visitor about the origins of the exhibited object: presentation of the craftsman and the associated tourist and cultural site, origin of the project, link with the Renaissance, geolocation… The contents will be diversified, they will possibly include comments on works, historical explanations, themes, interviews…

This digital mediation will highlight the openness of art professionals to innovation and the new tools at their disposal.



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