Hôtel Départemental des Expositions du Var

Located in a 19th-century building in the heart of Draguignan, the Hôtel départemental des Expositions du Var presents two exhibitions a year about history and civilisations designed in partnership with national and international museum institutions. It offers guided tours, workshops, and conferences for everyone.

Located in a 19th-century building in the heart of Draguignan, the Hôtel départemental des Expositions du Var presents two exhibitions a year about history and civilisations designed in partnership with national and international museum institutions. It offers guided tours, workshops, and conferences for everyone.

Programme

La fabuleuse histoire des jouets, de la Préhistoire à nos jours

Discovering different types of toys and their uses, from prehistoric times to the present day, the HDE Var exhibition for the winter of 2022 certainly won’t be boring during this end of year period! Anne Monier Vanryb, art historian and curator of the modern and contemporary collections at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, in charge of the toy collection, will curate the exhibition.

At the beginning of the 21st century, toys are at an important turning point in their history: while children's bedrooms seem on the brink of overflowing, children are abandoning their toys at an increasingly early age, in favour of virtual entertainment. In the aftermath of lockdown, the prosperity of video games and also the toy market could pave the way for a future cohabitation between the real and virtual worlds. This is therefore a particularly propitious moment to develop toy history,” says the expert.

Access

HDE Var
1, boulevard Maréchal Foch
83300 Draguignan
hdevar.fr

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 7pm.

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