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Exhibition for 2020
Atelier d’Émeraude

Free access

The Atelier d’Émeraude (Emerald Workshop) is a creative hub for the various crafts associated with jewellery. Created in 2017, it has continued to develop at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, which hosts the third-biggest minerals fair in the world.

Georges Teixeira is a jeweller and caster. And to say that his art is a passion does not do justice to the creative fervour that inspires him for each of his creations. This year, he will present 4 unique sets.

His brother, Édouard Teixeira, is a setter, polisher, enameller, and jeweller. He specialises in the art of assembling pieces using ancient “cloisonné” or griffe techniques, which allow light to play on jewellery in subtle and complex ways. Édouard also excels in the finishing stages associated with polishing, softening, and brightening, which are the key elements of his art.

Showcasing 4 original sets

 

EXPO PHOTO 2020
“VOYAGE AU CŒUR DU SEL”

Cédric LHEUR

Free access

Cédric Lheur is honoured to welcome you to his photographic exhibition entitled “Voyage au cœur du sel” (A Journey to the Heart of Salt).

These photographs showcase the Varangéville salt mine, which is still in operation today. Located to the east of Nancy, it is the only rock salt mine still in operation in France. 

Opened in 1855, the Saint-Nicolas mine extracts rock salt by means of shafts and galleries at a depth of 160 m on a single level. The operation consists of 5 phases: cutting, drilling, setting and detonating of explosives, purging, and then loading the mined ore and bolting the roof of the galleries. It now employs around 40 miners, who work in 2 shifts. The rock salt is used to clear roads of snow in the winter. Production volumes are around 500,000 tonnes per year.

Since 2018, the Saint-Nicolas mine has been a tourist attraction and lets visitors discover its galleries and the work its men perform. More information is available at www.salins.com

The photographic exhibition will be at Tellure for the whole of the 2020 season.

Exhibition for 2020
“Napoleon and arsenic”

Can be found during the tour of the Cité de la Mine

Napoleon takes pride of place this year with the exhibition “l’arsenic dans tous ses états” (Arsenic in All its Forms). You will discover arsenic in all its forms, from its basic mineral state to how it is commonly used. Known as a poison, this element has also been used as a pigment, a beauty product, and more recently as insecticide!

A deadly exhibition that can be found in the “Cité de la Mine” museum space and will run throughout the 2020 season.

Exhibition for 2020
“Minéraux du monde”

Can be found during the tour of the Cité de la Mine

The Association Strasbourgeoise des Amis de la Minéralogie (Strasbourg Association for the Friends of Mineralogy – ASAM) is delighted to welcome you to its exhibition entitled “Les minéraux du monde” (Minerals of the World).

An exhibition that can be found in the “Cité de la Mine” museum space and will run throughout the 2020 season.