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An ambitious project
Since summer 2012, an extensive refurbishment and construction project has been launched: both the former convent and the municipal baths are currently being redesigned to better present the collections of art of the 12th to the 18th century and host special events.
A new building is also being erected to house galleries of modern and contemporary art as well as temporary exhibitions.
Moreover, an underground passage will serve as an additional exhibition space to present the aesthetical evolution from classic art to modern art/more modern paintings.
The whole project is due to be completed by mid-2014.
If you want to know more about the cultural and architectural project of our Museum, please feel free to consult the section on the subject on the website of the city of Colmar.
The museum’s latest news
During the refurbishment and construction period, the archeology and the modern art are not accessible to the public: it is waiting for a dedicated exhibition space that the project led by the renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron will guarantee. Meanwhile, the museum wants his visitors to still be able to enjoy most of its treasures.
In order to achieve this goal, the whole team has planned to move some of the collections and make several major refurbishments.
Please click here if you want to read online the complete version of the special brochure on the subject “le Musée s’agrandit”.
Visitors are able to admire the encyclopaedic collections presented:
- Works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including the museum’s most celebrated masterpiece: the Isenheim Altarpiece
- Decorative arts, folk arts and traditions as well as 17th, 18th and 19th century paintings.