Mariages à la Française – Shifts in a Cultural Grammar

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photo-mariage2 copie réclameA curation by Arundhati Virmani traces some of the significant changes and developments in the institution and rites of marriage in France through some select objects: the wedding invitation, the menu of the wedding feast, the changing sites of the wedding: from church to the townhall and some elements of the ceremony, such as the bride’s bouquet of flowers, the wedding dress etc. The exhibition aims to present a reflection on social transformations and values in France since the end of the 19th century


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