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museum of decorative Arts and Design

musée des Arts décoratifs
et du Design de Bordeaux
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39 rue Bouffard,
33000 Bordeaux
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Timetable 11 am - 6 pm
Closed on Tuesdays and holidays
(open on July 14 and August 15)
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Xavier Védère


As the curator of the Bordeaux municipal archives from 1931 to 1963, Xavier Védère (1898-1992) was in charge of moving the archives to the Hôtel de Ragueneau. When Paul Courteault left the Musée d’Art Ancien (Museum of Ancient Art) in 1948, Védère took over as curator, supervising the refurbishment of the Hôtel de Lalande and the new presentation of the collections ranging from the Middle Ages to the 18th century.

Named curator of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum) in 1955, he directed the museum until 1972.