Musée Saint Pierre Club and corporate sponsorship

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Musée Saint Pierre Club

The club was founded in 2009 by eleven companies from the regional business community. It is organised as an endowment fund which is the ideal financial instrument for sponsorship operations. The companies belonging to the club make a long-term commitment to the museum and contribute to its development by means of a dynamic acquisition policy.
Companies pledge a sum of €50,000 a year for a three-year period. This funding qualifies for tax relief under the French law dated August 1, 2003: a corporate tax reduction of 60% of the donation to the club as well as other benefits which may not exceed 25%.
The Musée Saint Pierre Club supports the museum’s acquisitions policy and has made it possible to acquire the following works: 

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Caisse d’épargne Rhône-Alpes
CIC Lyonnaise de Banque
Crédit agricole Centre-est
Descours & Cabaud    
Groupama Rhône-alpes
Mora International
Sogelym Dixence

Project-based corporate sponsorship

All of the museum’s different projects are open to corporate patronage: acquisitions, conservations, exhibitions, publications and engagement programs.

1/ Publications
Following on from the catalogue raisonné of French painting from the 15th to 18th century and sculptures from the 17th to 20th century, the museum intends to produce the catalogue raisonné of its collections of Islamic art.
Patrons of the museum’s publications: Fondation de l’Olivier, Archipolis, Hodas, Hudson Capital Management, P.R.I.S.M.E, Roosevelt Gestion Privée, RSM France, Via Juris. 

2/ Engagement Programmes
. Creation of a special gallery tour for Alzheimer’s patients and their companions. 

. The purpose of this tour specially designed by the museum and renewed every year with the support of the Swiss Life Foundation is to make art accessible and stimulate people’s sensorial and intellectual capabilities. 

Hippolyte Flandrin,
Jeune berger assis, 1834-1835.
Image © Lyon MBA - Photo Alain Basset

. The museum has teamed up with fragrance creator Givaudan to create an olfactory experience to discover the collections from Ancient Egypt to Pierre Soulages. 

. Tactile model

. Following on from the exhibition L’art et la matière. Prière de toucher (Art and matter, please do touch), the museum is taking its policy of making art accessible for everyone much further by creating and installing a 3-D tactile model which can be enjoyed by everyone. Based on the experience of the visually impaired, this model provides a means of discovering the building and accessing collections and exhibitions. The museum is seeking new partners to finalise the first part of the project, funded by the public in 2019.

3/ Exhibitions
Hippolyte, Paul and Auguste Flandrin, March 2021
Three brothers who are amongst the most illustrious painters to hail from Lyon in the 19th Century.

4/ Conservation
Two embroideries attributed to a Sino-Portuguese workshop in Macau. 
These embroidered hangings inspired by the Iliad, the epic poem attributed to Homer, belong to a series of seven which form part of the same artwork. It has been possible to date the embroideries thanks to the crests in the corner of the tapestries which are thought to have belonged to the governor of Macau, a Portuguese enclave on the South China coast, at the start of the 17th century. The conservation work concerns the advanced state of wear of the satin and silk inlays and broken metallic thread.

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