A TRAIL THROUGH THE COLLECTIONS.
TELL ME BOCH
Until March 13, 2022, the "Tell me Boch" route within the permanent collection retraces the history of the Manufacture in Louvière through unpublished ceramics and archives.
From the arrival of the Boches in La Louvière to the last pieces to come out of production lines, this route presents nearly 2 centuries of history of the earthenware empire through mythical figures such as Charles Catteau, Anna Boch or Raymond-Henri Chevallier. Light is also shed on lesser-known artists who have nevertheless contributed to the fame of the factory.
Suzanne Bilot in Charles Catteau's decoration workshop © Archives Keramis
In addition, the floor is given to former workers and guest designers who share in video what their daily life was like in the heart of the factory.
The sanitary section of the earthenware industry is also in the spotlight through the lens of Jean-François Stach, a former worker at Boch. The works of photographer Véronique Vercheval and writer and director Daniel Adam complete the presentation and testify to the social movements and projects that were born from them.
A paper guide, available for € 1 at the museum reception (free in its downloadable online version), completes the presentation by providing information on the archives, photographs and selected items.