Improving site tours
The scenographic design for a permanent exhibition in a museum involves understanding the spirit of the place and the reason why the collection exists. For example, it took the Schlumpf brothers a lifetime to collect all these magnificent cars. Our job is to share their passion with the visitors as well as presenting the cars’ history.
Welcoming visitors and organising their visits
Greeting 1000 people every day with a smile, that’s an achievement. Having a friendly word for everyone, keeping an eye on the children, directing elderly visitors, looking out for each little detail. I welcome people and give information to ensure our visitors go away with good memories, that's a good aim, isn't it?
These days visitors are very well informed, sometimes even over-informed. From classic advertising and web promotion to professional exhibitions, our challenge is to make our message stand out in this uninterrupted flow of information.
Producing temporary exhibitions
We have succeeded in building a relationship of trust with exhibition curators anchored in the highly complementary nature of each one’s skills. The excellent results we have produced come from this new type of collaboration.
Creating exhibition designs
Exhibition design is first and foremost about studying and understanding the works in the exhibition, their historical and artistic context. You then have to make connections between the pieces of work and create rhythms which bring the best out of them. We then have to try to forget our work in order to leave space for emotion.
Organising and hosting high quality events
Organising a large reenactment on a historical site is a way of sharing part of our collective history with the public with as much historical accuracy as possible, whilst still keeping it enthralling and dramatic.
Managing book & gift shops
In order to be able to stock and suggest topical books, collector’s items and souvenirs you need to have a real expertise. Our aim is that each visitor can make more of their visit and satisfy their curiosity with our large range of books and also buy a souvenir to help them remember their experience.
Managing cafés, tea rooms and restaurants
5 minutes for a coffee, an hour for lunch – each visitor has their own routine...but they often all arrive at the same time! We have to make sure we are available to all of them, even when we’re under pressure - that’s one of the challenges of our job, but when a customer smiles back at you, it feels worth it.
Organising prestigious professional and private events
Our clients who organise receptions and private visits to the Jacquemart-André Museum in the evenings, have guests who don't often have enough time to see the collections and exhibitions during usual opening hours. It’s another way to share the heritage.
Cultivating and maintaining gardens
Maintaining a garden like the one at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, involves planting 20,000 flowers every year, pruning 350 metres of hedges every month and mowing 5,000 m2 of lawn each week. Creating beautiful gardens that all the visitors can enjoy is my passion.
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