• Porte voix Act up Paris 20e 21e siècle, matière plastique, moulé, teinté © Mucem
    Porte voix Act up Paris 20e 21e siècle, matière plastique, moulé, teinté © Mucem

Dare doing the forbidden

Young people make their own museum
CCR Centre de conservation et de ressources (CCR)
| From Wednesday 3 April 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019

  • An exhibition devised by young Marseille school students.

The Mucem conservation and resource center (CCR) has a space set aside for experimental and innovative exhibitions, on occasion loaned out to external curators who have been invited to take a fresh look at the museum's collections.

This year, it is a Year 10 class of College Joli Sévigné (in the 9th arrondissement of Marseille) that takes up the challenge: the Mucem gave these aspiring curators the opportunity to produce something around the theme of "the forbidden", by selecting works and objects sourced from the museum's collections.

Since the beginning of the school year, this project has allowed the students to find about and then implement all the stages involved in the realization of an exhibition by working with culture professionals: documentation, selection of objects, scenographic considerations, the writing up of information cards, communications, etc ... They have had carte blanche to create an exhibition that most reflects them!

After several months of exchanges, reflection, inventions, and passionate debates, this exhibition imagined by Marseille's young school students opens its doors to the public on 3 April: it presents an exploration of the various symbols and figures of the forbidden (from the schoolmaster to parents!), but also from those imposed on oneself (according to one's age or gender), or transgressions and other actions that can free us from a world rules.