Wednesday 19 October 2011

DMC Exhibition at Parc-Wesserling, Alsace, France Until 31 December 2011

I thought I had mentioned this lovely exhibition earlier, but somehow it got lost in all the other news here until Erica reminded me of it, my apologies.
The exhibition is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am - 12am and 2pm - 6pm, on Sundays 10am - 6pm. Closed on Mondays and on 1 November, 11 November and Christmas Day. There is an entrance fee.
The story of this great Alsatian enterprise continues to this day. "From a simple thread, a work of art is created" - this is the family motto of the Dollfus family. The story begins in 1746 when Jean-Henri Dollfus set himself up as one of the pioneers of industrial printing of cloths in the Indian style, painted by hand. When Daniel Dollfus, nephew of Jean-Henri, wed Anne-Marie Mieg in 1800, the company was renamed Dollfus-Mieg & Compagnie - DMC. In 1850, the grandson of Daniel discovered the process for mercerizing cotton in caustic soda.
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