the Lansyer museum can be discovered from a very young age

the Lansyer museum can be discovered from a very young age
the Lansyer museum can be discovered from a very young age

The rooms of the Lansyer museum are still quiet this Saturday morning, June 22, 2024. It is only 10 a.m., the doors will not open to the public until thirty minutes. But in the yellow room of the painter’s house, there are already around ten of them. An audience of parents and children, aged 0 to 6 years old. For the second year in a row, the City of Loches opens the doors of the museum to the little ones, as part of the P’tits Bouts d’môme festival. “We were inspired by what the Loches media library was doing with the little ones”says Véronique Lourme, head of the heritage department at the town hall.

For two years and the end of Covid, the municipality has sought to reach new visitors, especially young people. She will seek out an unexpected audience for an awakening, a discovery of a whole new universe. “What we want is first to bring them into the museumagrees Véronique Lourme. We will look for those who would not come naturally. »

“It has to be very visual”

A first step, to make you want to come back, bigger. The recipe is dramatization. “The goal is not necessarily for children to learn but for them to become familiar”, explains Dorine Van der Horst, receptionist at the museum. We therefore find ourselves in the middle of a story with puppets, against a backdrop of paintings by Emmanuel Lansyer. The cat Lucas goes in search of all the equipment to paint portraits: brushes, paint, etc. “It has to be very visual. We use a lot of repetition and we use simple vocabulary”adds Dorine van der Horst.

At first passive, the children become active, looking for stuffed animals in the two rooms. The paintings become clues, each animal is placed in its natural universe. For example, the turtle will find itself under a painting of a maritime landscape. “We try to draw the eye to the details and the plush allows us to direct it. Ultimately, we talk very little about painting”notes Véronique Lourme. “We really do it for the oldest, those who are most comfortable”specifies Dorine Van der Horst.

Dorine Van der Horst, receptionist, took care of the entertainment.
© (Photo NR, Julien Lucas)

This is the second time that the City has offered this event to the general public, already in June last year. As history has changed, families have even returned. This year, all schools in Loches were able to benefit from it with their teachers. Entertainment is also offered at the early childhood relay. A profitable choice, in 2023, of the 800 additional visitors that the museum attracted compared to 2022, children occupy a good share.

1, rue Lansyer, in Loches. Such. 09.63.52.52.52. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. then from 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Prices: €5.50; €3.80 (reduced); free under 25s.

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