The Splendour of the House of Camondo: From Constantinople to Paris, 1806-1845
Paris, Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsm

During the season celebrating Turkish culture in France, Paris’s Museum of Art and History of Judaism presents an exhibition retracing the fate of the House of Camondo. From Constantinople to Paris, from the dawn of the 19th century until 1945, the exhibition charts the course of five generations, a personal history that offers a glimpse into one of the most fascinating facets of modern European history: the integration of the Jews in France.

The Camondos’ passion for collecting is a cultural achievement apart. The museum showcases 250 works of art and family archives from the eponymous Musée Nissim de Camondo, religious objects from the Museum of Art and History of Judaism, 18th Century prestigious furniture from the Musée du Louvre, 19th century paintings from the Musée d’Orsay and Chinese and Japanese art objects from the Musée Guimet.


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November 6th, 2009 through March 7th, 2010
Hôtel de Saint-Aignan
71, rue du Temple
http://www.mahj.org/en/
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