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Exhibition La Pierre de Caen


19 June – 31 October 2010

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Exhibition partners


Institutional partners:

Musée de FranceBasse-NormandieCalvadosMinistère de la CultureUniversité de CaenAcadémie de Caen

Greta du CalvadosGreta plus
Le GRETA (Honfleur)

Rediscovering a skill set
As part of the exhibition, the Musée de Normandie wanted to have a 6 metre diameter hoisting wheel made, like the ones used at the shaft heads to bring up the Caen stone blocks weighing several tonnes up to the surface. It was the trainee carpenters at the GRETA adult education establishment at Honfleur that were chosen, with their consent, to carry out this experiment, and rediscover a skill set that had been completely lost. Their work will enable exhibition visitors to view a unique item in France.

Discover the video of the hoisting wheel.

Others partners :

Maison du fossileNormandie TVBrittany FerriesSciences et géologie normandesMaison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière

 

Pierre de Caen
Société des Carrières de la Plaine de Caen

The only company to work Caen Stone since 2004, the Société des Carrières de la Plaine de Caen has shown the dynamism needed to revive an activity that had disappeared and to make Caen Stone a noble material once again.

Lefevre
Entreprise Lefèvre

Given its familiarity with stone-related trades working on the major restoration projects on City of Caen Historic Monuments, the Lefèvre firm has naturally put a lot of effort into the exhibition project.

 

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