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Picasso Museum reopens in Paris after five years

Picasso Museum reopens in Paris after five years
28 Oct 2014

Following an extensive five year renovation, the Picasso Museum in Paris officially reopened on Saturday October 25th.

The museum, which was opened twelve years after Pablo Picasso’s death, saw its reopening at the weekend coincide with the late artist’s birthday.

Having been a successful museum for almost thirty years, the Picasso Museum had to close its doors for an architectural expansion. This cost the French institution 22 million Euros, which is £17.3 million, more than they expected.

The actual time it took to renovate the building was also longer than anticipated due to three years of delays.

The building was originally a 17th century mansion in the French capital’s La Marais district and was meant to open its doors again in 2011.

Now that it has reopened, visitors will be elated to see an archive of Picasso’s work of 200,000 pieces. Following the expansion, which saw the building’s basement, offices and stables become an exhibition space, the museum is now more than double the size that it was prior to its closing.ADNFCR-408-ID-801756762-ADNFCR

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