The Merovingian Sarcophagus of Vertou

Renovation & promotion of a heritage site

Clémence Russeil Lucile Roux Nathan Le Borgne Louna Laplace Claverie

Project in partnership with la Caisse d’Epargne Bretagne Pays-de-Loire and la fondation de La Sauvegarde de l'Art Français for « Le Plus Grand Musée de France ».

June 2020

How to make a work of art accessible in a place of worship - the cemetery
Creation of a global concept in the city of Vertou, France, and its cemetery to discover the Merovingian funeral rites.

The chapel is made of a tubular structure in thermolacquered aluminum. This structure is made up of several components that have been welded together and are assembled by a system of sleeves with screws. The base comes, as for it, to maintain the unit and make it solid.

The printed tempered glass information panel is clamped by a system of skids at the base, in the cast concrete block in which it is inserted.

By scanning the bar codes on the panels, an access to a platform will allow to discover the Merovingian funeral rites in detail, and compare them to those of other civilizations.

The figures are made of thermo-lacquered aluminium tubes, shaped by bending and welded. They are then directly integrated into the molded concrete blocks.

Project selected to be renovated.
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