Renovated French Museum Opens

27 September 2010 (Last Updated September 27th, 2010 18:30)

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.