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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Romain Rolland

General information
Clamecy, France
Architect
Andréa Bruno
Client
City of Clamecy
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In 1998, Avesta Group implemented its skills in cultural planning for the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Romain Rolland in Clamecy, France.

 

From Fine Arts to Contemporary Art Collection

Created in 1876, this institution acquired thanks to its director a great collection of fine arts, thus moving to different symbolic buildings of the city. The actual one gave its name to the museum: Romain Rolland was a writer and his house, as well as his grandfather's and an adjoining mansion house, are now hosting the entire collection. In 1996, a contemporary extension was designed to harmonise the entry and the façade of these three buildings. A wall of water welcomes the visitors and direct them to a redesigned entrance. 

 

Reflecting the past, looking at the future

Indeed, the museum has known and is still knowing many extensions. In addition to the paintings, smart acquisitions and donations developed the collection: Gallo-Romans archaeological remains, regional earthenware from the 17th to the 20th, Charles Loupot’s works, Romain Rolland’s writings and possessions and also contemporary and modern works. To display and highlight the collections, new galleries and rooms were settled in 2003 and 2005, relying on new technologies and mediums, like in the impressive gallery dedicated to timber floating. Besides this permanent collection, many temporary exhibitions reflect the dynamism of the institution and reveal its attachment to its local and regional heritage. 

 

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Host:
SAS with a capital of 10 059 500 €
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045
Head Office: 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France

Owner:
AVESTA GROUP SARL - 20 rue de la Condamine - 75017 Paris - France

Publication director:
Paul Alezraa