First ever museum for sculptor Camille Claudel opens in Nogent-sur-Seine

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The opening of a museum is always good news. On the 26 March 2017 the Musée Camille Claudel opens to the public in Nogent-sur-Seine, a town where the artist lived between 1876 and 1879.

At 12 years old, Camille Claudel discovered clay and developed her artistic skills. Following the advice of the sculptor Alfred Boucher, Camille Claudel became assistant, muse and lover of Auguste Rodin. The rest is tragedy.

“Our objective was to achieve a harmony of colours between the floors, walls and furnishings as the best backdrop for the works.” – Adelfo Scaranello, based in Besançon, in charged of restoring the Fine Arts and Archaeology Museum, the oldest public museum in France, due to reopen in 2018 said.