JEMA 2024: sculptors and engravers in the spotlight at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace (93)

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on April 5th, 2024 at 12:01 p.m.
The Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace will be opening its doors free of charge on April 7, 2024, to mark the new edition of the Journées européennes des Métiers d'Art.

The Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace houses an impressive collection of aerospace machines, objects, photographs, posters and more, telling the story of aviation, space and aerostation. A host of professions are linked to these fields: pilot, astronaut, engineer, naval architect... But that's not all!

In the Musée du Bourget, you can also admire pieces created by craftsmen and women. These very special professions require highly specific skills and knowledge, often described as exceptional. Art crafts are often associated with textiles, metal, wood, stone...

To raise awareness of these professions, and honor the work of these artisans, a major European event is organized every year. The Journées des Métiers d'Art is an opportunity to showcase and meet these highly skilled professionals.

The Musée de l'Air et de l' Espace will be taking part in this cultural event on April 7, 2024. To mark the occasion, the museum is offering themed tours and events, focusing on selected items from its permanent collections. Admission to the museum is free for all, and reservations are recommended.

On the program for JEMA 2024 at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace :

  • Guided tour - Discover the medal and coin collections
    The success of the first hot-air balloon flights led sculptors and engravers to mint medals to celebrate these exploits. The museum preserves some of these commemorative pieces, which add to the richness of its artistic and anthropological collections (souvenir plaques, tie pins, medals and coins, etc.) and reflect the diversity of the context in which they were created: military, civil or sporting medals.
    In this Olympic year, most of the items selected will reflect the world of sport and records, symbolizing victory, achievement and surpassing oneself.
    Times: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Workshop - Young public: "Make your own Olympic medal! - In partnership with Monnaie de Paris
    Young and old alike can try their hand at the engraving workshops at Monnaie de Paris, and create their own Olympic medal. An ideal opportunity to celebrate the values of sport and reveal your inner champion. Artistic competition guaranteed!
    Times: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Duration: 1 hour
    Age recommendation: 7 years and over
Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On April 7th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    Aéroport de Paris - Le Bourget
    93350 Bourget (Le)


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