Bayeux – Musee d’Art et d’Histoire Baron Gerard, Normandy – September, 2017
Image by UGArdener
Charles Alexandre Cousin de la Fosse (1829 – 1910) – Le viellard et les trois jeunes hommes (The Old Man and the Three Young Men)
"At the foot of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, the MAHB museum offers you a journey through Normandy’s history.
In the heart of the former Episcopal palace in Bayeux, the Baron Gérard museum of art and history unveils its exceptional collection.
350 works of art including Impressionist paintings by Caillebotte, Boudin, etc., archaeological pieces from excavation throughout Calvados, the Bessin area in particular, together with exceptional exhibitions on Bayeux lace and porcelain.
Archaeological and ethnographical pieces, paintings, sculptures, engravings, drawings, photographs, porcelain and Bayeux lace…
The French Government awarded the MAHB with the label "Musée de France"
"The Museum of Art and History Baron-Gérard ( MAHB ) is one of the three museums of the town of Bayeux in Normandy . Since its reopening in March 2013, it has been an essential part of the Bayeux Museum triptych, the mark that includes the museums managed by the municipality. The Bayeux Tapestry (Memory of the World of Unesco) and the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy .
Installed in 1900 in the old episcopal palace adjoining the cathedral Notre-Dame . Since 1951, he has been known as Henri-Alexandre Gérard (1818-1903), a deputy for Bayeux and a great patron of the museum.
In a permanent dialogue between palaces and collections, there are presented 800 archaeological or ethnographic pieces, nearly 600 works of art including 250 paintings and prints (Van der Goes, Clouet, Momper, Teniers, Champaigne, Bourdon, Boucher, , Gérard, Boudin, Caillebotte, Van Dongen, etc. ), and more than 2,500 porcelain and lace, creations that have ensured Bayeux’s reputation throughout the world."