From vine into grapes

De vigne en grappe

« From vine into grapes: winegrowing in Haute Provence » is the Musée du Moyen Verdon’s new exhibition. It explains the history of wine around Castellane, the way vine was cultivated, the way grapes were harvested and transformed, the traditions and symbols related to wine-making…

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Object of the week

Objet de la semaine

Description: Small wine barrel classic form. The wooden dowels (wooden slats) are held by six metal hoops riveted. Stopper (central hole for filling or emptying the barrel) is closed by a cork surrounded by tissue. One of the funds and the barrel has a hole blocked by a small cork.

Inventory number: 120 DX

Museum thematic: craft

Denomination : Wine barrel

Materials and techniques : wood and metal

Dimensions : H. 51 cm ; diam. 38 cm

Date of registration in the collections : 1992

The Petra Castellana Association

The Petra Castellana association, the association of preservation of the heritage of the Castellane region in all its forms, was founded in 1992 with the aim to achieve better understanding, preservation and provide better value of the local natural heritage and the territory’s memory.

The Petra Castellana association animates the Musée du Moyen Verdon situated in the Maison Nature & Patrimoines. By means of exhibitions and publications, it attaches special importance to preserve and transmit local traditions as it gives life to the archaeological repository of Castellane.

The collection being entirely formed by the objects brought by the population, the already undertaken collection work still continues.

Many oral surveys have been carried out with witnesses, completed with archival research, architects’ statements, photographic surveys… The data collected contributes to a better understanding of skills related to objects, to a definition of their owners’ lifestyle as it contributes to a better understanding of the territory’s development.

The Petra Castellana association is looking for volunteers. Please, do not hesitate to contact us!

Association Petra Castellana

Mairie de Castellane, Place Marcel Sauvaire, 04120 Castellane
Téléphone : 04 92 83 71 80
petracastellana[at]free.fr

Association Petra Castellana à Castellane