Maison des Métiers du Cuir dribbles the forced closure caused by Covid-19 with a particular initiative on social media. Objective: to set up a collective virtual collection. By June 30, leather enthusiasts and followers of the French museum were invited to send photos of objects or documents they owned that symbolise leather, along with a personal testimony. The most iconic images will enter the museum’s Facebook page and will be exhibited as soon as it reopens its doors.
Maison des Métiers du Cuir
Maison des Métiers du Cuir is a museum set up inside an ancient mégisserie in Graulhet, a town of 13,500 inhabitants, 30 minutes from Toulouse, where about 80 companies (and 650 employees) in the leather supply chain are concentrated. A material that has been worked here for about a thousand years. Inside the structure, which also houses a school laboratory, it is possible to discover each phase of the leather processing and the various tanning crafts.
The initiative on social media
During this period of forced closure, the museum urged especially the residents of the area to show their passion for leather. How? By indicating and photographing an object or document that represents leather or that evokes its memory. Anyone wishing to participate in the contest must complete the submission with a short personal testimony. All images and comments sent will be digitally archived. (Mv)
Images from fr.calameo.com