The exhibition “Ocean Liner France, Design at sea” closed its doors in the Spring of 2014 at the Musee d’Art et d’Industrie (Museum of Art and Industry) in Saint-Etienne, France. The exhibition ran from October 2013 and closed in April 2014 with some 31,000 visitors to the Museum.
MaritimeMatters has been in touch with Commissioner General, Franck Sénant, Engineering Heritage Regional Conservation of Historical Monuments, Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Rhône-Alpes who shares his photographs from the exhibition.
All photographs are copyright Franck Sénant 2014
The original illuminated letters of the ss FRANCE, from between the two funnels were are installed in the grand staircase of the museum during the exhibition.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.