As the end of 2009 approaches, the museum launches the museographic renovation of its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist galleries (located on the upper floor), as well as the four levels of the "Pavillon amont" that lead to it. A better display of artworks, larger exhibition areas and greater comfort for visitors, ensuring better circulation and more security, such are the aims of the works that are to continue throughout 2010. The lighting and the colour of the walls behind the paintings will be the object of particular attention.
A new circuit in the museum
This will also be an opportunity to review the general circuit within the museum and give it greater coherence: Impressionism (Manet, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley...) on the 5th floor in a renovated gallery under the glass canopy, Post-Impressionism (Van Gogh, Gauguin, the school of Pont-Aven, Cross, Seurat, the Douanier Rousseau) on the middle level, on the side of the Rue de Lille, in rooms that will also be renovated, the large Nabi decors and foreign schools of decorative arts in the "Pavillon amont". This new display will ensure a better distribution of visitors in the museum. The columns gallery, rooms 42 to 46, devoted to Post-Impressionism, will be transformed into temporary exhibition rooms.