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Picasso Museum Reopens After Five Years

Posted November 2, 2014 by

Musée Picasso in Paris
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In 2009, the Musée Picasso (Paris' Picasso Museum) was closed for a two year renovation. Five years later and the long-awaited renovation is finally complete. On October 25th, the artist's birthday, a grand reopening ceremony was held at the Hôtel Salé, home of the Musée Picasso since its opening in 1985.

Modernizing the Hôtel Salé, a baroque mansion in the Marais district, and expanding exhibit space was estimated to cost €30M. The final tally? €52M. The renovation was funded by touring the exhibits, which would otherwise be in storage during the renovation, and the French government.

Changes at the Musée Picasso

  • New entrance
  • Multimedia auditorium
  • Doubled exhibit space: More than 5,000 works can now be displayed. Previously, only a fraction could be shown at once.
  • Redesigned relaxation spots, including a Cubist garden with geometric topiary trees and a new terrace cafe.
  • Estimated jump in visitors from 450,000 to 850,000 annually.

Musée Picasso FAQs

Address: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 42 71 25 21

Admission price: €11

Free entry:
1st Sunday of each month (everyone)
Disabled people and one companion
Minors (under 18)
EU citizens or residents under 26
ICOM members
Musée national Picasso-Paris members

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