Photo : Le musée recopié © Jean-Manuel Salingue
L’École Parallèle Imaginaire in partnership with le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes and les Tombées de la Nuit presents
Le musée recopié
Art imitating art

After its success at the Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes in 2016, Le Musée Recopié performance will be coming to various national art museums in Brittany. Le Musée Recopié asks a group of 50 to 80 copyists to copy all of the museum’s works by hand in just one day. This experience will be coming to 5 museums in Brittany from May to June 2018, creating a 21st century imaginary museum. Come watch or lend a hand with this colossal task!

Le Musée Recopié is a participatory performance designed by Simon Gauchet and the Ecole Parallèle Imaginaire. It seeks to help visitors and city residents take ownership of the art history and permanent collections of a museum. It means that a pop-up museum can be taken anywhere brick-and-mortar museums cannot go.


We need your help. For each museum, we are looking for a group of 50 to 80 copyists of all ages and backgrounds to copy the museum’s permanent collections. No artistic experience is required but participants must be motivated. You will need to be on site from 10am to 8pm. Limited to 80 people. Copy equipment provided. Register online at

Sunday 10 June 2018
10:00 > 18:00
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Quai Emile Zola, Rennes

Free for participants - Museum price for visitors
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The association is supported by the City of Rennes, the Brittany Region, the Ille-et-Vilaine Department & the ministry of culture.

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