[identity profile] estellacat.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] revolution_fr
I have been extremely negligent in not posting this earlier, but as one of the founding members of the Association pour un musée Robespierre à Arras (AMRA), I'd like to invite you all to sign our petition in favor of turning the house Robespierre lived in from 1787 until his departure for Versailles as deputy to the Estates-General in 1789 into a museum dedicated to teaching the public about Robespierre and the Revolution. (For an idea of what this project could turn out to be, check out Saint-Just's house in Blérancourt.)

You might be wondering about the status of the house and why it is not yet a museum, at least not one devoted to Robespierre and the Revolution. At the bicentennial of the Revolution, the city of Arras acquired the property for that purpose, but it then entrusted its restoration to the "Compagnons du devoir" in exchange for the use of the building for their own museum, dedicated to the history of guild/trade organizations and with only a tiny space devoted to Robespierre's youth in Arras. While the AMRA definitely considers that the Compagnons deserve to have their own museum, there are potentially other spaces that would suit them equally well, while, for obvious reasons, Robespierre's house is really the most appropriate place to have a museum regarding him and his role in the Revolution. You can read more about the history of the house here.

Because it would really be nice to have some kind of permanent space for the education of the public regarding Robespierre and the Revolution in his city of origin, I encourage you all to sign the petition. You don't have to live in France or be a French citizen to sign. Please help us get to our minimum goal of 5,000 signatures.

If you have any questions, I will do my best to answer them.

Date: 2011-10-07 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanriotfran.livejournal.com
Thanks for posting it, Estella. It should be nice that Maxime's house could turn in which Saint-Just one in Blérancourt became and even better. Hope it could be a place devoted to education too.

Oh...I was over to forget to say I already signed the petition.

Date: 2011-10-08 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ephaistion85.livejournal.com
Thank's for posting it. Just signed now, I'll make my wife sign as well :)

Date: 2011-10-08 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanriotfran.livejournal.com
Hi again, Estella:

How can I do to post your message in my LiveJournal? I should like more people to sign the petition...

HanriotFran

Date: 2011-10-09 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanriotfran.livejournal.com
Thanks! It was exactly what I wanted to do. I just wanted to copy your exact message in my own LiveJournal page. I'll do it now! :D

HanriotFran

Date: 2011-10-14 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwynplainee.livejournal.com
I already signed ^^ Hope we reach the goal soon!

Date: 2011-11-16 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crimeson-plasma.livejournal.com
This is great! I just signed it ^_^

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