Epinal created the Musée de l’Image in 2003, which today houses one of the largest collections of popular French and international images from the 17th century to modern day: 110,000 images with the recent purchase of the Henri George collection.
The museum also explores the multiple links between the images in its collections and modern images, photographs, atmospheres, works of art, and advertising, thanks to the exhibition of work by contemporary artists.
The 400sqm permanent exhibition room lays out the history of popular imagery of the 17th century to the modern day: engravers, picture/image centres, and so on. It then explains the functions of imagery: creativity, playing, education, selling ...
For conservation reasons, the images in the permanent room are replaced every six months. You can therefore come back to the museum several times, it is never the same twice!
Several temporary exhibitions are also offered each year.
From Wednesday 1 January to Monday 30 June 2014 :
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 09:30 to 12:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00
Friday from 09:30 to 18:00
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00
Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00
From Tuesday 1 July to Sunday 31 August 2014 :
Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00
Admission prices :
Full price : 5 €
Reduced price : 3.5 €
Up to 18 years : 1 €
Children up to 5 years : Free