Decorative Arts Museum

Decorative arts, Fine Arts, Ethnography

Crédit photo Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg - Mathieu Bertola

Horaires d'accueil
du 12/11/2017 au 31/12/2017

Ouvert 10h-18h sauf mardi, 1er janvier, vendredi saint, 1er mai, 1er et 11 novembre, 25 décembre

À noter !

La somptueuse résidence princière des cardinaux de Rohan et les arts strasbourgeois des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, avec les célèbres faïences de Hannong

Tarifs (en euro)

  • Adult rate : 6,50€
  • Group rate : 3,50€
  • Etudiant : 3,50€

Présentation

The prestigious palace of the cardinals of Rohan and the arts in Strasbourg in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the famous Hannong earthenware dishes. The Museum of Decorative Arts is housed on the ground floor of the Rohan Palace. The former residence of the four cardinals of Rohan, bishops and princes of Strasbourg, was built from 1732 to 1742 on the plans of architect Robert de Cotte.

Histoire du musée

The prestigious palace of the cardinals of Rohan and the arts in Strasbourg in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the famous Hannong earthenware dishes. The Museum of Decorative Arts is housed on the ground floor of the Rohan Palace. The former residence of the four cardinals of Rohan, bishops and princes of Strasbourg, was built from 1732 to 1742 on the plans of architect Robert de Cotte. It is composed of two main departments, both associated with the period when the Kings of France ruled over Alsace: the state apartments on one side and arts in Strasbourg from 1681, year when the city of Strasbourg became French, to the mid-19th century, on the other. The cardinals’ apartments constitute two exceptional successions of ceremonial rooms, with the King’s apartments overlooking the Ill River and the prince-bishop’s apartments looking onto the courtyard. The splendid interior decor has been restored and the apartments have been lavishly furnished with furniture and ceremonial objects dating from both the Cardinals’ times and the French Empire. Famous paintings by masters of the French School (Oudry, Desportes, de Troy, Lemoine and Restout) match the sumptuous furniture. The collection of decorative arts, housed in the former stables, spans two centuries, from 1681 to 1871, and includes the world-famous collection of Hannong earthenware dishes and porcelain, besides collections of furniture, clocks, ironworks, silverware, and objects made of vermeil, a specialty of Strasbourg. Paintings and sculptures from the Strasbourg School complete this evocation of an aristocratic and upper middle-class world inspired by the Parisian model.