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Chapel of Arts

The chapel of the former convent of the Petits-Augustins serves today as a conservation space for copies of famous sculptures and architectural fragments, mostly from Italy, that served the students at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts as models of study and copying.
The method of learning after drawing copies unfortunately has largely been abandoned nowadays, much to the despair of the collection which seems to accumulate more dust than outside visitors these days.





The chapel houses temporary exhibitions of single art pieces, such as this modern day ark filled with stuffed animals from old collections.


You may have been wondering how the skin of an elephant holds itself together. The answer is simple: screws and knitting...

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