White Night 2019: catching the sun at the Musée des Arts et Métiers

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 24 September 2019 at 23h36 · Updated on 24 September 2019 at 23h46
The Musée des Arts et Métiers offers us a wonderful experience for the White Night 2019: shining a light on dark days thanks to “Attrape-Soleil” by Sarah Trouche, a light ballet to see on the parvis of the museum on Saturday October 5, 2019.

For their first participation to the White Night, the Musée des Arts et Métiers has invited plastic artist Sarah Trouche for an installation between dreamlike work and scientific experience. With her work “Attrape-Soleil”, the artist has managed to set up the Lever de Soleil Fraternel which is a system to collect sunrises from all over the world thanks to reflecting mirrors.

All night long, Sarah Trouche and three dancers will dance a light ballet in front of the museum, facing the Statue of Liberty (the museum owns two historic models). A beautiful solidarity-based and tolerance message that makes us think about our life on Earth!

Why this proposition? The Arts et Métiers have been created to “enlighten the ignorance that doesn’t learn and the poverty that cannot learn” (Review about the establishment of a Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, 1794). That’s a beautiful message conveyed by the sun, visible even by night and provided by people who are living on the other side of the planet.

We’re just saddened not being able to enjoy the Musée des Arts et Métiers that houses one of the oldest industrial and technologic collection in the world including the Aeroplane, also known as Avion III by Clément Ader (1897), the Foucault pendulum (1851), Pascal’s arithmetic machine (1642-1652), Lavoisier’s gasometer (1830), the model of the first sewing machine by Thimonnier (1830), as well as the model of “Telstar 1” telecommunication satellite and other technic and technologic innovations from the 20th century.

Practical information

Opening Time
On 5 October 2019
From 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.



    60 Rue Réaumur
    75003 Paris 3

    Métro ligne 3 ou 4 station "Réaumur Sébastopol", ligne 3 ou 11 station "Arts et Métiers"


    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website

    Group booking (+5 people)
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