Saturday, April 16, 2016

France 2016
The National Center of Costume and Scenography

ISSUE DATE: 4 April 2016
STAMP SIZE:52 mm x 40,85 mm
ENGRAVING:Marie-Noëlle Goffin
Christian Lacroix

The National Center of Costume and Scenography (Centre National du Costume de Scene - CNCS) is a French museum dedicated to stage costumes and sets. It was inaugurated on 1 July 2006 in Moulins, Allier by Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres the Minister of Culture, Pierre-André Périssol the mayor of Moulins and Christian Lacroix, dressmaker and board chairman. The museum is the first structure, in France or abroad, to be entirely dedicated to scenography and costume heritage. Its mission is to preserve, study and increase the value of a collection of 10,000 theatre, opera and ballet costumes. It also shows paintings, on loan from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France), the Comédie-Française and the Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera).

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