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Skills Academy #3: Morning Session 6

Metal: separating and coming together

Saturday 24 June 2017, 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Église Notre-Dame-du-Travail
36, rue Guilleminot, Paris 14e 
Open to the public (prior bookings only):

Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - Skills Academy #3: Morning Session 6
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Metal is used to slice and separate, in blades and weapons, but it is present in numerous musical instruments, too. The closing session of this semester of lectures on the world of metal comes to a church listed for its ‘industrial’ metal-frame architecture. The session concludes with a musical finale: a recital on the church organ.

Welcome and coffee

10 a.m.
‘A history of metal in armaments: R&D and military engineering’
Stéphane Rivoire, curator of arms at the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint-Étienne

11.15 a.m.
‘Metal in instrument-making.’
Stéphane Vaiedelich, director of the research and restoration laboratory at the Musée de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris, and Thierry Maniguet, curator, Musée de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris.

Musical finale (coming together): a little organ music

Closing remarks 
Olivier Fournier, President of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, and Normal Studio – Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï, guest designers

Our third biennial Skills Academy explores the many facets of metal, with a focus on innovation for tomorrow’s world. The Foundation’s programme is aimed at artisans, designers and engineers eager to take a fresh look at the world of metal, and to harness their practice and expertise to a collective, experimental project. Throughout the first semester 2017, our monthly Morning Sessions enable interested members of the public to extend their knowledge of this essential material, from a historical, aesthetic, economic and technical perspective, and to engage in ground-breaking debate on its future and sustainability.  

> Normal Studio presents the 6th Morning Session of the Skills Academy

> Find out about Morning Session 5: Covering, finishing, locking
> Find out more about Skills Academy #3

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Eglise Notre-Dame du travail
36, rue Guillermino, 75014 Paris


Under the supervision of Normal Studio, Guest designers and Skills Academy educational directors