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At the heart of the old textile factory, discover the world of the great Lyon silks from the 19th and 20th centuries. In the museum and the old workshops, the pupils explore the industrial, social, moral and religious organization of a paternalistic enterprise. The themes covered are as varied as the company's textile creations have been: industrial revolution, factory-boarding school, workers' world, the silkworm cycle, textile creation technique, world of fashion and haute couture.

 

 

To prepare your visit as well as possible, you can contact the museum's mediation team.

Our mediators can advise you in the choice of your workshops and activities.

Contact us 04 74 36 86 65 or by e-mail:  contact@cerdonvalleedelain.fr

THE AMBULANT MUSEUM

Cycles 2 and 3, college
The museum comes to your meeting: proposal of activities around a theme to be defined beforehand between the teacher and the mediator, realization of workshops in class, research work on documentation, iconography ... Program to be defined jointly with the teachers.
Contact us.

 

THEMATIC TOURS (1 HOUR TO 1:30 AM)

 

SENSORY DISCOVERY OF SILK
Cycle 1 to CE1
The scent of cocoons, the noise of the looms, the softness of the fabrics ... so many sensations that come to enliven the discovery of the old weaving workshops and help to immerse children in the atmosphere of silks.

 

 

TALKED VISIT
Cycles 1 and 2

Once upon a time there was the Weaver King or Princess Xi-Ling Shi ... Stories from China, Greece or the Orient for a wonderful journey on the Silk Road. A journey through the old weaving workshops, punctuated by tales that weave the legend of silk.

 

 

HISTORY OF A MANUFACTURE
Cycle 3 and college

Young girls in boarding school, silk workers: reels, mills, etc. supervised by nuns, external staff, weavers, mechanics, workshop managers ... In the 19th century, each worker, each employee, has his function and occupies in his own way the space of the factory. Discover through these crossed paths the daily life at Soieries Bonnet and its paternalistic organization.

 

 

TWO CENTURIES OF TEXTILE DESIGN
Cycle 3, college and high school

Panorama of textile creation at Soieries Bonnet, from plain black fabrics that inspired Zola's novel Au Bonheur des Dames, to patterned fabrics that have won over great couturiers such as Worth, Chanel, Poiret, Dior, as well as fashion accessories : ties, scarves distributed under the brands Jacomo, Paco Rabanne, Madeleine Vionnet ... In the background, discovery of the history of department stores and immersion in the world of fashion fabrics.

 

 

AN INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Half-day specific visit
Cycle 3, college and high school

Discover how industrialization has shaped new landscapes even in the countryside. Reading of the landscape of yesterday and today and research of the footprints of the factory on the territory of the municipality of Jujurieux (outdoor mediation in the heart of the factory buildings and in the village of Jujurieux). The site is recognized as an Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Remarkable Industrial Complex.

 

 

THE MUSEUM FACTORY
Cycle 3, college and high school

Behind the scenes discovery of the museum and its heritage: understanding the organization and life of a museum, inventory, conservation and study of collections, design of exhibitions, mediation with the public. The “Musée de France” collections are showcased in buildings protected as Historical Monuments.

 

 

KEYS TO THE MUSEUM
Cycle 3, college and high school

The guided tour explores the history of the Bonnet house in its entirety, from its creation in Lyon in 1810 then in Jujurieux from 1835, until its closure in 2001: journey through the heart of the old weaving workshops to understand the stages of creation silk fabrics then visit the permanent exhibitions in order to immerse yourself in the history of generations of men, women and young girls who have worked within its walls.

 

 

 

SUPERVISED WORKSHOPS
BY A MEDIATOR (1 HOUR)

 

THE SILK WORM IN ALL ITS STATES
(June to October)
Cycles 1, 2 and 3

Discovery of silkworm breeding or how a tiny caterpillar, grown large, spins its cocoon to metamorphose into a butterfly. The students participate in the feeding and care of the silkworms. College and high school: dialogues around sericulture, the history of silk, the silkworm cycle, the properties and uses of silk from yesterday to today.

COCOON DISCHARGE
Cycles 2 and 3, college and high school
Using miniature silk spinning equipment, the pupils take on the role of young reels to unwind the thread from a silk cocoon. They leave with their little skein of raw silk.

 

WEAVING
All levels

Students experiment with the variety of crossings of threads and make their own weaving using a loom. Possibility of a lirettes or tawashis weaving workshop to tackle the notion of fabric recycling. The pupils leave with their creation.

SILK PAINTING
All levels

On a silk square stretched over a wooden frame, the pupils reproduce with a brush the gestures of the decorators on fabrics, giving free rein to their imagination to create their own patterns. The pupils leave with their creation.

 

 

LET'S KNOW FASHION
All levels

Ephemeral fashion workshop on sewing mannequin with silk coupons from a fashion sketch made according to the imagination of the students.

ARCHITECTURE AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION: building a factory
Cycle 3, college and high school

On a giant carpet, the pupils reconstruct the Soieries Bonnet factory using models of the buildings and discover the industrial, social, moral and religious organization of the factory-boarding school at its peak in 1900.

 

 

NEW
SILK GAMES
Cycles 2 and 3

Deepen your knowledge of the museum's collections through games (puzzles and giant cubes, game of seven families, memory, etc.). All the games on offer are creations made by the museum team from facsimiles of collections of textile sketches, photos of the manufacture at various times, iconographic documents and archives of the Bonnet house.

BONNET SILK MUSEUM

19 bis rue Claude-Joseph Bonnet 01640 Jujurieux

Open from May 1 to November 15, Tuesday to Sunday.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Prices: Adult € 6.50, Child (13-18 years old) € 4.50.

Phone. 04 74 36 86 65

accueil.soieriesbonnet@cerdonvalleedelain.fr