Sandelin museum in Saint-Omer
Built in the eighteenth century courtyard and garden, the prestigious mansion Sandelin Saint-Omer is home for over a century of rich collections of works and art objects whose proposed selection today is from the eleventh to the nineteenth century.
Built in the eighteenth century courtyard and garden, in the spirit of classic French style, the prestigious mansion Sandelin Saint-Omer is home for over a century of rich collections of works and objets d'art including the proposed selection of our day extends from the eleventh to the nineteenth century.
The Museum offers three major areas: Ceramics, Fine Arts, History.
Collection of Ceramics:
More than 4000 pieces reflect the rich history of the city audomaroise, and reflect the extraordinary diversity of ceramic production at St Omer in Europe and to Asia.
This is one of the finest public collections in France. There are porcelain from China and Japan, Delft and the main French manufacturers, including that of Saint Omer, Rouen, Luneville.
Collection of clay pipes:
Saint Omer had known tobacco factories, mills and three clay pipes. These small masterpieces (eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), were decorated with multiple sets of soldiers, cartoons, etc. ..
Important numismatic collection: strong 16,000 coins.
Collection of masterpieces:
The rooms on the ground floor that have kept their beautiful carved woodwork of origin, boast a large collection of Flemish paintings, renaissance, romantic, and religious including some masterpieces:
"Ulysses and the Sirens", "Excision of the stone of madness". Paintings by François Boucher, Greuze, Nattier, Boilly, Jacob Van Ruysdael, Jan Bruegel the Elder, Hendrick van Balen ....
The destination of the Residential Hotel Sandelin was observed, restoring firms amateur reception rooms, allowing presentation of multiple objects, collections and furniture from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.
Collection of religious objects:
The important religious past of Saint Omer has left many pieces of jewelry and objects of religious art from the Abbey of St. Bertin and Clairmarais for most.
Local History Collection:
Daily life is represented through of everyday objects (seals, weights, arms, objects)
Missing monuments like the Old City Hall or the abbey of Saint Bertin are rendered with models, or elements of architecture, frescoes and stone carvings.
provided an educational room, the museum also offers cultural programming including children's workshops, visits to music and meetings around the works.