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... was founded in 1981 so as to assist the safe keeping of Maison Fournaise undertaken by the town of Chatou. Immediately after its creation, the association gathered a lot of art lovers of the second part of the XIXth : the impressionists.
The task of the association is particularly aimed at seeking details in respect of the house, its famous personages : painters, writers, politicians, artists…
The association bought a lot of paintings by ‘’petits maîtres’’, prints, original documents, which were subject of successive donations to the museum opened in 1992.
Thanks to the generousity of its members and donations, the association assumed financially the restoration of the outside and inside wall paintings and caricatures.
In its statutes, the association commits itself to develop in France and abroad the knowledge of Maison Fournaise and its artistic world.
Historical research works are published through bulletins. A gazette is printed on a yearly basis. A book Haut lieu de l’impressionnisme à Chatou – La maison de Monsieur Fournaise is sold by the association.
Les Amis de la Maison Fournaise needs your membership and your help to continue their activities.
We invite you to join the association
The association became a partner of the Impressionisms Routes Network designed by the Association Eau et Lumière. This project has just been awarded the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, awarded by the European Union and the European Parliament.
We also benefit from a partnership with the Normandie - Paris Ile-de-France Contract : Destination Impressionnisme