The Centre Pompidou will close for renovations from 2023 until 2026

Words by Alessandra Bellomo
January 27, 2021

The Centre Pompidou in Paris, the first collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe, will close from the end of 2023 until late 2026 for total renovations. Following the decision of the Ministerial Commission on Real Estate Projects, the Ministry of Culture approved the plan of the works to implement technical and safety aspects and the sustainable development of the building. 

As highlighted by Serge Lasvignes, President of the Centre Pompidou, these renewals will be fundamental to preserve the future of the museum and its most valuable key masterpiece: the building itself. 

During this period, the museum will remain totally closed, while the public library hosted inside will find a new temporary location. 

The peculiar glass-and-metal structure was designed by the architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, who thought of it as a living organism. The Centre Pompidou animates one of the French capitals’ oldest districts from 1977 with a wide cultural programme. Besides the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, the building hosts two screening rooms, a performance theatre, a public library and a research centre. 



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