Cu­rat­ing Claudel

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A mu­seum de­voted to the great French sculp­tress Camille Claudel has opened to the pub­lic in the scenic town of No­gentsur-Seine, an hour’s train ride from Paris. The mu­seum brings to­gether 43 of her sculp­tures mak­ing it the fore­most col­lec­tion of her work in the world. Mas­ter­pieces like the Waltz and her Perseus and the Gor­gon in mar­ble are all part of the itin­er­ary, which in­cludes works by other ma­jor sculp­tors in­clud­ing Au­guste Rodin. Camille Claudel would spend three years of her child­hood in No­gent-sur-Seine and it was here that her vo­ca­tion was born in a town where three lead­ing sculp­tors al­ready had lived and worked, Mar­ius Ra­mus, Paul Dubois and Al­fred Boucher, whose works are also ex­hib­ited in the Musée Camille Claudel. The mu­seum ex­hibits 250 works in­clud­ing 200 sculp­tures, doc­u­ments and a se­lec­tion of eight doc­u­men­taries, which are pro­jected in two screening rooms. The mu­seum is open from Wed­nes­day to Satur­day from 11am to 6pm and Sun­day from 11am to 7pm. 10 rue Gus­tave Flaubert, 10400 No­gent-sur-Seine, 03 25 24 76 34 SNCF train from the Gare de l’Est to No­gent-Sur-Seine

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