Frédéric Dumas International Diving Museum
Sanary sur Mer ~ Historical city of diving
THE ASSOCIATION OF THE FREDERIC DUMAS MUSEUM : IMPORTANT DATES
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Barthélemy Rotger and Gérard Loridon begin creating the Frédéric Dumas diving museum. Barthélemy Rotger is elected president of the museum association.
Pierre-Yves LE BIGOT becomes museum president and offers his personal collection : CG 45, Mistral, Royal Mistral, Cristal...
The first “Art Bleu’ (‘Blue Art’ ) event, the underwater applied arts show at the “Maison Flotte”.
Coinciding with the visit of leading Romanian academians, commanding officer Tailliez returns to Bandol where the “‘Mousquemers” (‘Mousqueteers of the sea’) first dove using the famous aqualung CG45 invented by Cousteau and Gagnan.
Yves Maucherat becomes president of the museum association.
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Led by Yves Maucherat and Jean-Marie Pierre, the association contributes to promote the museum outside the department of Var at the World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes, and the Ocean and Exploration Film Festival in Toulon.
Jean-Luc Fiorina is officially appointed the new president of the association. He obtains premises at the ‘Espace Saint Nazaire’ where the collection sets are stored and indexed. He succeeds in getting approval to extend the museum. The Mayor of Sanary allots him the ‘Lauzet Ainé Room’ used for exhibits. This room will be arranged to receive all the diving equipment.
All contributions are welcome to help us write the new museum history.
Translation: Evelyne Skorczynski & Rod Carr
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