Edmund de Waal, Lettres à Camondo

from 7 October 2021 to 15 May 2022

In the Autumn of 2021, the Musée Nissim de Camondo will give carte blanche to the celebrated English author and ceramicist, Edmund de Waal, OBE, for a captivating exhibition entitled Letters to Camondo, published by Les Arts Décoratifs. The letters, contemporary imagined works written to Count Moïses de Camondo by de Waal, chronicle what may have been, had the Camondo family survived. De Waal, a descendant of the prominent Ephrussi banking family, grew up hearing stories of the Camondo family, as his grandparents and the Camondos were close friends. De Waal recounted his family’s history as seen through inherited Netsuke miniature sculptures in the award-winning book, The Hare with the Amber Eyes, published in 2010.