For two centuries, the Rmn-GP casting studio has been bringing the greatest masterpieces of sculpture back to life by producing high quality reproductions using unique processes, which combine traditional standards with the excellence of modern techniques. The collection of casts held by the Studio retraces the entire history of sculpture, an illustration of Prehistoric art, Eastern, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Etruscan and Gallo-Roman antiquities, and masterpieces from French, Italian and Northern European schools from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Founded in 1797, the Chalcographie du Louvre is responsible for conserving and printing a collection of several thousand engraved copper plates. Formerly housed under the roof of the Palais du Louvre, the Réunion des musées nationaux — Grand Palais Art Studios are now to be found in Saint-Denis. Specialist craftspeople produce prints from original plates dating from the 17th to the 20th century. As the guardians of a traditional craft, they preserve, maintain and pass on these skills, which are not practised anywhere else. In this respect, the Rmn-GP intaglio workshop is recognised as a conservatory for this artistic technique.
Who are we?
The Réunion des musées nationaux — Grand Palais (Rmn-GP) Art Studios bring together the Louvre Casting and Chalcography Studios, both of which were founded during the 1789 Revolution. As a public cultural establishment, the Rmn-GP aims to give as many people as possible an opportunity to share a sensorial experience of beauty through art and all forms of expression. Doing this involves numerous different areas of work, including exhibition organisation, receiving the public, cultural and digital engagement, book publications, management of museum shops, art studios, photo agency and acquisitions.
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