The Maison régionale des Arts de la table scrupulously follows containment instructions. The museum remains closed until further notice.
The 2020 exhibition, which was announced with some rather exceptional presentations, will therefore not see the light of day this year. We deeply regret this and we will do our utmost to renew it in 2021.
Our association will celebrate its 40th anniversary in July and, if the situation allows it, it will be a great honour for us to pay tribute to its two founders, Pierre Meunier and Henri Moisand.
Pierre Meunier, mayor from 1971 to 1983, very active during his term of office has, among other things, created the Maison régionale des Arts de la table, such a structure was then unique in France. The birth of this beautiful and large house is intimately linked to his friendship with Henri Moisand, then director of the Faïencerie de Longchamp. Henri Moisand was the founding president of the National Committee for the Arts of the Table in Paris.
The people of Arnetois can be proud of these two great men, who over the course of their lives could overcome hardships. Paying tribute to them in this difficult period acquires additional legitimacy. When it opens, we will honour them through an exhibition devoted to the wonders made at Longchamp during all these years.
And of course, we will be pleased to welcome all visitors. We will fight to ensure that the Maison régionale des Arts de la table will live on for a very long time to come. If you wish, you can now support our action and help us to perpetuate our establishment by joining the association (€20) or by making a donation.