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At the beginning of the 20th Century in Nancy, under the impulse of a group of artists stemming from a diverse range of artistic disciplines (sculptors, glass-workers, architects, engravers, cabinetmakers, etc.), Art Nouveau witnessed exceptional and international  growth. It would take the name ‘l’Ecole de Nancy’ - or The School of Nancy- or Alliance Provinciale des Industries d'Art, through the emblematic figure of Emile Galle, famous industrialist, glass-worker, cabinetmaker and ceramist.

The  turn of the 20th century saw a period of unprecedented growth for the École de Nancy, under the decisive guidance  of artists such as Émile Gallé in particular. Glassware, furniture, stained glass and ceramic arts all contributed to this period of revival. The Musée de l’École de Nancy, located on Eugène Corbin’s property was built in a contemporary architectural setting that typifies the works that it exhibits.

 

The furniture and other artworks on display inside the Museum also recreate the unique atmosphere of that period.

Nancy

Cradle

of Art Nouveau