Arts and current events magazine Connaissance des Arts announces the opening of the Musée national de la Marine and interviews the museum director Vincent Campredon.
Guillaume Morel of Connaissance des Arts writes, "the new exhibition...is resolutely anchored in contemporary maritime issues, while at the same time inspiring dreams of adventure and travel. Seas and oceans tell their own stories through masterpieces and curiosities from the collections, in an immersive and sensitive museography."
“We wanted the visitor to enter another world”, comments Vincent Campredon, Director of Musée national de la Marine.
Campredon explains, "we're presenting [the collection] differently, both in a new, highly immersive scenography (without going all digital) and by recontextualizing the objects in a past-present-future dialectic...we are moving from a history museum to a museum of society and maritime issues."
"The word immersive, so often used today, takes on its full meaning here. Once inside the museum, we wanted visitors to forget the outside and enter another world. The Casson Mann agency came up with some innovative and spectacular features, such as the bow, which immediately plunges visitors into the world of the sea, or the huge wave into which visitors enter and where the sea is projected onto a curved screen in the "Storms and shipwrecks" section. A great deal of attention has been paid to colour, light and atmosphere."
Seas and oceans tell their own stories through masterpieces and curiosities from the collections, in an immersive and sensitive museography."
Guillaume Morel, Connaissance des Arts