Created in 1979, the Museum of the Camargue reopened its doors in November 2013 following a year of renovation. Housed in a former sheepfold, this ecomuseum unveils its new permanent exhibition “Le fil de l'eau…le fil du temps en Camargue” (The course of the water... the course of time in the Camargue). Proof of the founders' intentions, this exhibition lets the visitor discover the relations between Man and the land by retracing the evolving population and human activities in the delta from the 19th century to today.
Through the use of diverse interactive tools such as audiovisual testimonies and tactile data bases regrouping the issues of the delta, the museum presents its collections in a new, open and entertaining space.
A latest room, “The Camargue in images”, presents the photographic works bequeathed to the museum by Carle Naudot and Gaston Bouzanquet, as well as movies filmed in the Camargue.
The Nature Walk
The museum's tour continues on a discovery trail that presents the farming activities, the crops, the pastures, the marshes… (3.5 km).
The work “Horizons”
At the the start of the trail, Horizons, a wooden observatory created by the artist Tadashi Kawamata for the project “The water trails in the Camargue”, brings the visitor higher up to contemplate the farming activities of the Mas du Pont de Rousty. Two other works complement this trail created for the Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Cultural: Escale (at the pumping station of the Grande Montlong on the road to Sambuc) and Décise (a mobile sculpture placed in Salin-de-Giraud).
A former sheepfold houses the Museum of the Camargue
An animated and entertaining way to discover the Camargue
Permanent exhibition of the Camargue Museum
A wooden observatory created by the artist Tadashi Kawamata
Musée de la Camargue - Parc naturel régional de Camargue - Mas du pont de Rousty - 13200 Arles
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