2008 - Barbier-Mueller exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris
Vacheron Constantin celebrates the Barbier-Mueller exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum in ParisIn 2007, Vacheron Constantin and the Barbier-Mueller Museum undertook a joint project to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva and the launch of the Métiers d’Art Les Masques collection by Vacheron Constantin. The brand is now again supporting the museum for its one-off Parisian exhibition entitled “Art of Africa and Oceania, highlights of the Babier-Mueller collection”. Hosted by the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris from March 19th to August 24th 2008, the exhibition was inaugurated on March 18th. To mark the occasion, Vacheron Constantin invited numerous guests who enjoyed the opportunity to discover these works drawn from the worlds’ largest private collection of primitive art and imbued with striking beauty, power and mystery.
Mr. Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, Vacheron Constantin CEO Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, Vacheron Constantin International Director Mr. Marc Guten and Director for Vacheron Constantin France Mr. Jean-Yves Di Martino, welcomed 350 delighted and enthusiastic guests including the Swiss Ambassador to France Mr. Ulrich Lehner and his wife, along with former Minister of Culture Mr. Jacques Toubon and his spouse.
During this inaugural evening, guests were able to view the four precious timepieces from the Métiers d’Art Les Masques that were exhibited alongside the original masks from the Barbier-Mueller collection that inspired them. They also admired the exceptional work of the master-engraver, Mr. Olivier Vaucher, who was seated at his workbench crafting the miniature mask reproductions featured in the collection. This festive evening culminated in a dance performance evoking the four continents from which the primitive arts originated.
Glimpse of the mood of the evening
Mr and Mrs Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, Mr and Mrs Jacques Toubon and Mr Juan-Carlos Torres
Mr Juan-Carlos Torres and Mr Marc Guten in front of one of Vacheron Constantin's showcase