Focus on the facades
The museum facades are decorated with impressive 19th-century sculptures. How and when were these statues installed?
The new volume gives the museum ten new galleries. Height, volume and lighting all vary, creating an intriguing contrast with the symmetry of the classical building. The galleries are finished in white, with plasterboard walls, false ceilings and sleek, cast floors.
The different stairways in the new volume stand out for their variety too. The longest one in the building spans a height of 22 metres, with polished concrete steps that are once again a radiant white. Other eye-catching features are the coulisse staircase, finished with black-veined marble, and the spiral staircase linking the entrance lobby with the brand-new reception zone.
Don’t worry, we also have a lift for visitors who are less good on their feet. And like our staircase, it looks fantastic!
You can catch a glimpse of it to the rear of this divinely white room.