Rouen, France

Nice plants ! Dr. Auzoux’s papier-mâché models

Nice plants ! Dr. Auzoux’s papier-mâché models

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15 tour stops

1

Dr Auzoux’s Establishments

Dr Auzoux's life and factory

 
2

How could botany be taught ?

The lesson of things in video

 
3

Dr. Auzoux’s innovations

Dr. Auzoux’s innovations

 
4

A semi-industrial production

A semi-industrial production

 
5

Great hall – Room 2

board 2

 
6

Medical botany

Medical botany

 
7

Table fruit

Table fruit

 
8

Showing the different stages of a development

Showing the different stages of a development

 
9

Ornamental flowers

Ornamental flowers

 
10

Do to understand

Do to understand

 
11

Auzoux’s successors

The emergence of German competition

 
12

The turning point of the 1950s

The turning point of the 1950s

 
13

Conservation – Restoration

Conservation – Restoration

 
14

Human and animal anatomy and physiology

Human and animal anatomy and physiology

 
15

Contemporary models

Contemporary models

 

Overview

The National Museum of Education (Munaé) owns 32 educational botanical models created by Dr. Louis Auzoux’s Establishments in the French Eure region. These wonderful models, which were created in 1877, were donated by Lycée Corneille in Rouen.

Ten times bigger than the original and fully demountable, these pieces are remarkable for their technique (hand-painted papier-mâché), their aesthetics as well as the educational role they played to spread the teaching of science.

The models are being restored thanks to the support of private individuals, of the Amis des Fleurs (Friends of Flowers, Central Society of Horticulture in the French Seine Maritime region) and of the Fondation du Patrimoine (Heritage Foundation). Subscriptions are still ongoing, thank you for your help !

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