Arts and Craftsfrom Mansfeld to Design
In relation to the evolution of lifestyles from the Renaissance to the 19th century, the MNHA has taken an original and transversal perspective on habitat and the applied arts in Luxembourg.
Beautifully situated in old residencies of the 16th to the 20th centuries, the decorative arts and crafts section of the museum has been radically redesigned and modernised, and will reopen to the public in 2015. From the diversity of the pieces presented - furniture, clocks, ceramics, silverware - to the architectural setting itself, the tour highlights the complex relationship between the singularity of production in Luxembourg and its foreign influences.
As an invitation to (re)discover these everyday objects that accompany us, the exhibition unveils with force and documentation the ways of life that have existed in Luxembourg; from the princely environment of the Renaissance to today's middle classes, from 18th century pot hooks to the present design of the modular kitchen, and through the bourgeois interior design of the 19th century to the Art Deco of the 1930s.