Renovated French Museum Opens
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Renovated French Museum Opens

27 Sep 2010

The Lille Art Museum in France has reopened, following the completion of four years of renovation and extension work delivered by Parisian architect Manuelle Gautrand. The £17m ($26.9m) renovation includes the construction of an eastern extension that features five fibrous cement- shea

The Lille Art Museum in France has reopened, following the completion of four years of renovation and extension work delivered by Parisian architect Manuelle Gautrand.

The £17m ($26.9m) renovation includes the construction of an eastern extension that features five fibrous cement- sheathed asymmetrical fingers.

The new extension features 4,000m² of exhibition space, a research centre, an auditorium and a cafe-restaurant.

The museum was previously called as the Museum of Modern Art of Lille Métropole and was originally designed by Roland Simounet, according to artdaily.com.