Reflections and light from the images are the two contemporary and immaterial elements. The interior of the “World Dome” reflects the entire place and merges with the surrounding scenographic elements.
The safe room, where valuable objects and family treasures used to be stored, is the ideal place to discover and understand the Banque de France’s historical heritage: Its collection of money and monetary instruments.
The Hôtel Gaillard is separated from the Banque de France extension by two breaches. One is a promenade travelling across the permanent exhibition; the second enables to rediscover the “forgotten” facade in the courtyard of the Hôtel Gaillard and opens onto the safe room.
In the pedagogical tour, the project bestows a central place to the presentation of the “virtual” to “carry” the proposed experiences. The image – most often from our ordinary visual culture – is the primary material. All experiences and all attractions are based on manipulations and interactions with images that deal with highly tangible questions. The levels of scale and the image immersion fully play their role as for instance in the installation of the “circuit” where the visitor is plunged into the heart of the representation and becomes one of its actors.
Economics is also expressed in the complexity of the real world. Subjective, personal, psychological even emotional realities: we have sought to promote a sensitive or even emotional relationship with this intimacy. To re-create the “Romanesque truth” of Economics and renew the museographic language, we took inspiration from the games, exchange paths and socialisation systems that young people are familiar with.
Team Moatti and Rivière
Moatti - Rivière
Chief architect of Historical Monuments
Atelier Pascal Payeur et Sylvie Jausserand
Museographer, Cultural and Scientific Mediation Specialist
BET TCE, IT Services and Planning, Management and Coordination
BET Environmental certification
Engineer and multi-media consultant
Sound & Acoustics
Published on 6 July 2011.