The Musée du Plâtre is a leading resource for everything related to gypsum and plaster, from geology and engineering to applications in the arts and industry.
A forum for everything relating to gypsum and plaster.
The museum features two levels of exhibition areas, a workshop, an educational center for school-chidren, and a research library.
Click to see the museum's schedule of activities, news about plaster and gypsum, the bookshop, the Plaster of Paris workshop, tours of the gypsum quarry area in Cormeilles, and the museum's publication, La Lettre Blanche.
The museum has a unique collection of gypsum and plaster related materials:
- Gypsum specimens from across the world and fossils from the Paris basin;
- Tools and materials from gypsum related arts, crafts, and industry;
- The complete collection of plaster sculptures by noted surrealist artist Georges Boulogne; and
- Historical documentation on the Cormeilles Quarry (Carrière Lambert) which has been in operation since the 1830s.
Gypsum has been used for thousands of years; it's a traditional material in the arts and building construction, but there's nothing old-fashioned about it.
The museum is a partner in the GRPA, a gypsum plaster research institution, and contributes to research and exhibitions in France and abroad.