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The Students take over Grenoble Museum

on the March 26, 2015
Culture, Student life

The Students' Night is one of the flagship events of Université Grenoble Alpes cultural programme


On March 25, 2015, Grenoble Museum hosted the Students' Night, organised in partnership with Grenoble Alpes University (COMUE). The popularity of this surprising and original cultural event has been confirmed over the years. This time for the 12th Students' Night, 3000 people came to the museum to watch the previously unseen performances imagined by the students, presented among the works of art.

An endless line of people waiting in front of Grenoble Museum: The Students' Night is a victim of its own success.


Visiting a museum at night, encountering students who seem right out of an Outrenoir painting by Pierre Soulages, others dancing between the parts of a sculpture by Sol LeWitt, imagining a conversation with the Egyptian mummy of the prophetess of Antinoopolis, listening to a violin concert in front of a painting by Rubens: these are some of the experiences offered by the Student's Night, with its many astonishing and spectacular media to discover the works of art of Grenoble Museum. Plays, classical dance, installations, hip-hop, concerts, projections... Students are given free rein during this very special night as they get complete control over the museum.

This year, all historical periods were covered by the fourteen performances featured in the event, from Egyptology to modern art, and also including impressionism and ancient sculptures. Selected by the students, the highlighted works benefited from media that were sometimes intimist, often spectacular, but always off the wall. The audience also enjoyed being able to discover or rediscover the works in this unusual atmosphere, far removed from traditional visits.


Copyright : Musée de Grenoble - Jean-Luc Lacroix


"The Students' Night has become a major event in the life of the city, and it is very representative of the cultural policy led by Université Grenoble Alpes", states Arielle Granon, director of the Student Service at the COMUE. "Our goal is to promote art projects designed by the students while at the same time encouraging access to the cultural facilities in the Grenoble area, particularly for those who are not used to visiting them. The strong point of this event is that it gives people the opportunity to discover this beautiful museum in a casual way that will make them want to come again, and invite their friends!"

The main aims of the Culture and Student Initiatives Service at Université Grenoble Alpes are indeed to stimulate students' creativity, support their projects, and facilitate access to culture by offering a programme that includes a variety of free events.

Updated on April 12, 2015

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