The citadel lastly reopened its doorways after an extended interval of labor but in addition disagreements between the municipal proprietor of the location and the “mates of the citadel” who assured visits in return for the earnings from renting the Jehan Galle room.
In opposition to the declared need of the municipality to stimulate a brand new, extra structured dynamic inside the citadel, the constructing has a supervisor within the particular person of Tiffany Goncalves and a younger mentor within the civil service. Explanations with Marie-Odile Mulger, cultural assistant, representing town, which thus regains management of its citadel.
How did you envision this new museum house?
“We needed to supply guests an edutainment tour in an area completely devoted to the medieval interval. Our intention was to offer a good illustration of this usually misunderstood interval in lots of points reminiscent of training, hygiene, well being, science and even the standing of girls.”
Is there a number of new options?
“Modernity can also be represented within the fashionable method that we needed to present to this house by way of multimedia and interactive gadgets. An immersive hall, tactile panels, sensory video games, all the things is about up in order that guests younger and previous uncover the Center Ages otherwise.”
And on the aspect of the dungeon?
“The museum has lengthy housed a postal museum which, regardless of its traits, had no reference to a medieval citadel. That’s the reason we needed to return this tower to its main vacation spot, a stately residence. To do that, we referred to as in a specialist who reconstructed the totally different rooms of this home “, which is the eating room, the guard’s room and the bed room. They’re all embellished with symbolic equipment of the time reminiscent of shields constructed from scratch right here at Frieze.”
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