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Ceci n`est pas qu`une boîte (This is more than a box)

Ceci n'est pas qu'une boîte
(This is more than a box)
18/06 > 02/10/2016
Regional Cultural Centre of Dinant
This is more than a box
Waiting to be discovered in Dinant during the summer,
one of the most particular aspects of the unique collection
of the buxidaferrophile Yvette Dardenne.
This astonishing collector possesses 58.768 white iron
lithographed boxes, and reigns in Grand-Hallet over an
incredible universe in which the words iron, tin plate,
metal are surrounded by surprises, astonishment, art and
©Agence Reuters
In Dinant, about 300 boxes will be presented, amongst which the
rarest of all finds; boxes which have been designed, already at
their manufacture, to lead a second life.
Concerning this 'second life', brands have used a thriving
creativity for commercial purposes. Magnificent boxes so
disguised themselves as paintings, vases, cases, watches,
miniature furniture with 'trompe l'oeil' sceneries, imitations of
leather, wood, marble, ivory, but also as round games, bread-baskets...or even as toys (cars,
lorries, locomotives, boats, cradles...).
These treasures, presented by theme, will be accompanied by illustrated panels, retracing
the history of tin lithographed boxes in general (their origin, manufacture, decoration,...) and
of Yvette Dardenne's collection.
Exhibition organized by the Regional Cultural Centre of Dinant with the participation of Yvette
Dardenne and supported by the National Lotery, la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonia,
la Province de Namur, de l'Abbaye de Leffe et des Etablissements Lampecco.
18/06 > 02/10/2016
Dinant - Regional Cultural Centre of Dinant, Rue Grande, 37
 18/06 > 28/08/2016
From Tuesday to Sunday: from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
 29/08 > 02/10/2016
From Monday till Friday: from 8:30 am till 12:00 am and from 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm
Free entry
More information: 32(0)82/21.39.39. -
Presscontact: Ronald Pirlot ( – 082/21.39.39.)
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