"Complete closure" of the Center Pompidou for works from 2023 to 2027
The Parisian museum will be entitled to four years of restoration
“There were two options on the table, one being to restore the Center while keeping it open, the other being full closure. I chose the second, because it turned out to be shorter over time, and a little cheaper, ”she told the online edition of the newspaper. The Center Pompidou traditionally welcomes several million visitors a year.
And happy 50th birthday
The Center Pompidou, a national museum of modern art inaugurated in 1977, will reopen in 2027 for its 50th anniversary, after modernization and complete asbestos removal. The work will start at the end of 2023 and will be completed at the end of 2026, and the center will reopen in early 2027, the Center Pompidou told us.
Serge Lasvignes, president of the Center Pompidou, announced the news to the unions. Beaubourg employs a little over 1,000 people. This work had become essential because of the corrosion and wear affecting the immense building which houses very important collections of modern and contemporary art, vast exhibition spaces, and a very large library in particular.
They will make it possible to "proceed with the total asbestos removal of the building and to completely renovate it in order to meet the safety standards, the technical and energy standards in force as well as the accessibility obligations for the handicapped public", specified the public establishment.
Beaubourg, inaugurated in 1977 on the project of former President Georges Pompidou, has never seen work of this magnitude.