In 2017, the Musée d'Orsay is continuing its campaigns of restoration for works in its collections; it is prioritizing artworks that were not put on display in the museum galleries when it opened in 1986.
These restorations are part of its policy on the preventive conservation of the artworks, one of the museum's fundamental missions.
The operation showcases paintings from the Academic and Symbolist schools, with the restorations taking place in situ in the exhibition spaces.
Visitors can thus follow the work of the art restorers who are under the direction of the museum's conservators and experts from the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF). The process of restoration is a combination of artistic technique and technological innovation.
This initiative is supported by a restoration fund sponsored by Crédit Agricole Ile de France, Great Patron of the Musée d'Orsay.
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