Professionals and trainings

Weavers vocational training

The inscription of Aubusson tapestry on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO occurred at a time when this centuries old craftsmanship was at risk. To preserve it the Cité, in partnership with the GRETA in Creuse (institution for adults training), created a training course for weavers. This training for weavers evolved into a National Arts and Crafts Degree in September 2016 and is hosted in a dedicated area in the Cité de la tapisserie.

A training room for budding weavers

The training area is located in the former weaving workshop the students used in the National School of Decorative Art. The architects selected a clever technological solution : building on the existing metallic structure, they created an indirect lighting system emulating the zenithal daylight of the original workshop (with no drop shadow).



Pour aller plus loin


Sylvie Lagrange, GRETA Creuse :

Delphine Mangeret, coordinator :

GRETA Creuse

Lycée Jean Favard, 27 route de Courtille, 23000 Guéret - France / +33 (0)5 55 51 34 80