There are many different reasons why we go to museums: we want to improve our general knowledge or we want to be inspired by the creativity of artists. As self-employed and creative people, we all need the new inspirations that culture can give us. At Labo Coworking, we are also convinced that we always need creative impulses, ideas to innovate our work: a visit to the museum is an opportunity to find them.
Indeed, spending a few hours in a museum is enough to connect with a culture, one or more art forms, or even with an entire city. When we visit the museums in Nice, for example, we are immediately immersed in the world of the city with its culture, its landscapes and the sea, which has inspired many artists over the centuries. Here, going to a museum means discovering the history of Nice, as in the splendid villa of the Musée Masséna on the Promenade des Anglais and just a stone’s throw from the Labo Coworking. You can walk through its wonderful gardens, visit the villa’s historic salons or see the temporary exhibitions.
If you are passionate about art, I recommend the famous Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain (MAMAC), which is located in the city centre (400 meters from the Labo) and contains works from the late 1950s to the present day. Pop art, avant-garde, Arte povera, the collection is always in motion and in dialogue with the present. The Marc Chagall Museum is also a place to enrich yourself with art: entirely dedicated to the artist, it is the largest public collection of works by Marc Chagall and he himself contributed to its conception in 1973.
A visit to the museum is also ideal for team building: you can organise an outing with your colleagues to strengthen the bonds between them and improve the cohesion of the working group. In this case, you just have to choose the museum that is closest to your interests, not necessarily artistic. Why not the National Sports Museum, where you can discover the history of physical and sports practices, as well as the technical evolution of equipment and materials from the 16th century to the present day.
Finally, you may want to have an experience out of the ordinary, for a moment of relaxation after a period of high stress at the office. Then I recommend a visit to the Asian Arts Museum, near Nice airport: a collection of visual and performing arts from the main civilizations of Southeast Asia, India, Japan and China. In addition, to further discover Asian culture, you can experience the tea ceremony.
Cultural activities can therefore be very useful for new creative impulses, work group building and integration, or simply to get away from everyday life. As J.M.G. Le Clézio said: “The function of a museum should not be to show us things, but to make us see through them”.
We wish you a pleasant visit to Nissa la Bella!