Musée International de la Parfumerie
2 boulevard du Jeu de Ballon
06130 Grasse
T +33(0)4 97 05 58 00
www.museesdegrasse.com

From June 29th 2011

Open every day, up to september 30th
From 10am to 7pm,

From October 1st open every day
but Tuesday and November 1st
From 10am to 8pm,

Gérard Collin-Thiebaut
Parfum de papier peint
2008

Gérard Collin-Thiebaut Parfum de papier peint 2008

International Perfumery Museum
Inauguration of the contemporary art circuit

When The International Perfumery Museum re-opened in 2008 after expansion and restructuring work, it decided to give ‘carte blanche’ to several internationally renowned contemporary artists inviting them to transform spaces inside and outside of the museum. The artists included : Berdaguer & Péjus, Gérard Collin-Thiébaut, Peter Downsbrough, Brigitte Nahon, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Dominique Thévenin. Inspired by the world of perfume and the new-look museum, these artists created pieces related to smell and the five senses, luxury and design, glass work and the play of light, industry and materials, adding a new and complementary interest or axis to this museum devoted to the world of perfume.

With the recent installation of Berdaguer & Péjus’s work Jardin d’addiction (The Garden of Addiction) which was created in collaboration with The Christophs (Christophe Laudamiel and Christophe Hornetz) and the CIRVA-Marseille (International Centre for Research on glass), the International Perfume Museum continues its course of contemporary art.

By offering this course, the International Perfume Museum is part of the territory of contemporary art circuit of the conurbation Pole Azur Provence.